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Notable Historical Events for February 18th

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

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

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

1989Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am

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

1885Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

1991Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0

1856The American Party (Know-Nothings) convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate its first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.

1814The Battle of Montereau; victory of French under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians and Württembergers under the King of Württemberg.

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

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

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

1922Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

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

1977Actor Peter Sellers (51) weds actress Lynne Frederick (22)

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

1564Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88

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