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This day in history - February 18.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, February 18, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on February 18 encompassed events relating to the Battle of Rudau, Execution of George Plantagenet, Invasion of Trinidad, Inauguration of the provisional President of the Confederate States of America, Publication of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the United States, Discovery of Pluto, Flight of Elm Farm Ollie, Nuclear Testing Known as Operation Teapot, Maiden Flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise on a Boeing 747 and Wah Mee Massacre. Many famous people were associated with these significant events including Algirdas, Winrich von Kniprode, George Planatgenet, Edward IV, Ralph Abercromby, Jose Maria Chacon, Jefferson Davis, Alexander H. Stevens, Mark Twain, Clyde Tombaugh, Elsworth W. Bunce, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Fred Haise and Kwan Fai Mak, Wai Y. Chin.

Battle of Rudau - c February 18, 1370: On this day in history, c February 18, 1370, crucial events took place today in Rudau, Prussia (near Modern Day Kaliningrad, Russia), relating to the Battle of Rudau. The battle of Rudau took place on either Febuary 17, or 18, 1370, between Grand Master Winrich von Kniprode’s Teutonic Knights, and Grand Duke Algirdas’s Lithuanian soldiers. Both sides suffered heavy losses, however, the battle was won by the Teutonic Knights. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: c February 18, 1370 were Algirdas, Winrich von Kniprode. Facts on this day in History February 18: Events on this day in history: Battle of Rudau *** Date: c February 18, 1370 *** Place: Rudau, Prussia (near Modern Day Kaliningrad, Russia) *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 14th Century *** This day in history ***

Execution of George Plantagenet - February 18, 1478: On this day in history, February 18, 1478, momentous events took place today in London, England, with regard to the Execution of George Plantagenet. Brother of both King Richard III and Edward IV, George Plantagenet, was arrested for treason and held in the Tower of London. Prosecuted by Edward IV himself, he was convicted in his absence, and privately executed. It was rumoured that he was drowned in a butt of wine. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 18, 1478 were George Planatgenet, Edward IV. Facts on this day in History February 18: Events on this day in history: Execution of George Plantagenet *** Date: February 18, 1478 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 15th Century *** This day in history ***

Invasion of Trinidad - February 18, 1797: On this day in history, February 18, 1797, important events took place today in Trinidad, Caribbean, in respect of the Invasion of Trinidad. Following an alliance with France, Spain was at war with Great Britain, so General Ralph Abercromby decided to attack Spain's colonies. On February 18, 1797, he led a fleet of 18 warships to Trinidad and invaded the island. A few days later the Spanish Governor, Don Jose Maria Chacon, surrendered the island to Abercromby. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 18, 1797 were Ralph Abercromby, Jose Maria Chacon. Facts on this day in History February 18: Events on this day in history: Invasion of Trinidad *** Date: February 18, 1797 *** Place: Trinidad, Caribbean *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Inauguration of the provisional President of the Confederate States of America - February 18, 1861: On this day in history, February 18, 1861, crucial events took place today in Alabama, USA, relating to the Inauguration of the provisional President of the Confederate States of America. Jefferson Davis, was elected provisional President of the Confederate States of America during a constitutional convention in Montgomery Alabama. He was inaugurated on February 18, 1861, with Alexander H. Stevens as Vice President. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 18, 1861 were Jefferson Davis, Alexander H. Stevens. Facts on this day in History February 18: Events on this day in history: Inauguration of the provisional President of the Confederate States of America *** Date: February 18, 1861 *** Place: Alabama, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Publication of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the United States - February 18, 1885: On this day in history, February 18, 1885, crucial events took place today in United States of America, relating to the Publication of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the United States. Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was a sequel to his earlier book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It was published in America on February 18, 1885. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 18, 1885 were Mark Twain. Facts on this day in History February 18: Events on this day in history: Publication of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the United States *** Date: February 18, 1885 *** Place: United States of America *** Category: Literature *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Discovery of Pluto - February 18, 1930: On this day in history, February 18, 1930, momentous events took place today in Arizona, USA, with regard to the Discovery of Pluto. Clyde Tombaugh was given the job of searching for a trans-Neptunian planet while working at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. On February 18, 1930, using photographs he'd taken with an astrograph, he discovered Pluto near the place predicted by Percival Lowell. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 18, 1930 were Clyde Tombaugh. Facts on this day in History February 18: Events on this day in history: Discovery of Pluto *** Date: February 18, 1930 *** Place: Arizona, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Flight of Elm Farm Ollie - February 18, 1930: On this day in history, February 18, 1930, important events took place today in Missouri, USA, in respect of the Flight of Elm Farm Ollie. Elm Farm Ollie was a Guernsey cow that became the first cow to fly, and be milked during a flight, when she travelled from Bismarck, Missouri to St. Louis, Missouri in a Ford Trimotor plane. During this experiment to see midair effects on animals, Ollie produced 24 quarts of milk . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 18, 1930 were Elsworth W. Bunce. Facts on this day in History February 18: Events on this day in history: Flight of Elm Farm Ollie *** Date: February 18, 1930 *** Place: Missouri, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Nuclear Testing Known as Operation Teapot - February 18, 1955: On this day in history, February 18, 1955, important events took place today in Nevada, USA, in respect of the Nuclear Testing Known as Operation Teapot. Operation Teapot was the codename for a set of nuclear explosions carried out at the Nevada test site during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The first of fourteen explosions, 'Wasp', was carried out on February 18, 1955. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 18, 1955 were Dwight D. Eisenhower. Facts on this day in History February 18: Events on this day in history: Nuclear Testing Known as Operation Teapot *** Date: February 18, 1955 *** Place: Nevada, USA *** Category: Technology *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Maiden Flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise on a Boeing 747 - February 18, 1977: On this day in history, February 18, 1977, momentous events took place today in California, USA, with regard to the Maiden Flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise on a Boeing 747. On February 18, 1977, the space shuttle Enterprise made it's maiden flight secured on top of a Boeing 747 aircraft. The purpose of the flight was to measure the handling, braking and structural loads of the combined craft, therefore Enterprise was unmanned. Approach and landing tests were carried out at a later date with Astronaut Fred Haise at the controls. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 18, 1977 were Fred Haise. Facts on this day in History February 18: Events on this day in history: Maiden Flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise on a Boeing 747 *** Date: February 18, 1977 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Wah Mee Massacre - February 18, 1983: On this day in history, February 18, 1983, important events took place today in Seattle USA, surrounding the Wah Mee Massacre. The Wah Mee was an illegal gambling club in Chinatown-International District, Seattle. On February 18, 1983, Kwan Fai Mak and two accomplices entered the club, to commit a robbery, and shot all 14 people inside. It is believed their intent was to leave no witnesses as they were known in the area, however one victim, Wai Y. Chin, survived and was able to identify them. The other thirteen victims died. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 18, 1983 were Kwan Fai Mak, Wai Y. Chin. Facts on this day in History February 18: Events on this day in history: Wah Mee Massacre *** Date: February 18, 1983 *** Place: Seattle USA *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

This day in history - February 18

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