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Notable Historical Events for February 18th

1503Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)

2004Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with

1909Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps

1901Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.

1861King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes 1st King of Italy

19752nd American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

1885Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

1977George Harrison releases "True Love"

1919Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals

1879Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is awarded a patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty

February 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 18th

1965Dr. Dre, [Andre Romelle Young], Compton, California, American rapper and record producer

1933Yoko Ono Lennon, [Mrs John Lennon], Tokyo Japan, singer and artist

February 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 18th

1922Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

1946MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia

1940Molecular biologist Francis Crick (23) weds Ruth Doreen Dodd

1937Actress Mary Astor (30) weds film editor Manuel del Campo (23) in Yuma, Arizona

February 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 18th

1967Robert Oppenheimer, creator of atomic bomb, dies of throat cancer at 62

1587Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [OS=Feb 8]

1546Martin Luther, biblical scholar/religious reformer, dies at 62

1973Frank Costello, American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 82

February 18th Deaths
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