On This Day: February 18th

This is 49th day of the year and 317 days remain in the year.

in history
Martin Luther, German leader of the Protestant Reformation, died.
Michelangelo Buonarotti, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect, died.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was published.
Pluto, the ninth planet in the solar system, was discovered by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh.
The first 3-D movie, Bwana Devil, opened in New York.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr., died from injuries sustained at the Daytona 500.
FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and charged with spying for Russia.
February 18 Birthdays
Toni Morrison1931–, American Author.
Charles Michael Schwabsteel magnate
John Travoltaactor
Louis Comfort Tiffanyartist, decorative designer
Sholem Aleichemauthor
Helen Gurley Browneditor, author
George Kennedyactor
Molly Ringwaldactress
Matt Dillonactor

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