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 This day in History - February 18
418 Historic Events for February 18
1850

Calif Legislature creates 9 Bay Area counties

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1853

August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)

Birth
1856

American (Know-Nothing) Party abolishes secrecy

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1857

Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor

Birth
1857

Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo

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1858

Louise M A, princess of Belgium

Birth
1859

Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof)

Birth
1860

Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)

Birth
1861

Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery Ala

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1861

Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74

Death
1861

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

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1865

Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC occupied by Federals

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1865

Evacuation of Charleston, SC; Sherman's troops burn city

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1865

Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft Anderson, NC

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1875

Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)

Birth
1876

Direct telegraph link established between Britain and NZ

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1877

Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann, [Theodora], Dutch author/actress (Dead Water)

Birth
1878

Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76

Death
1879

Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha

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1880

Eric De Lamarter, composer

Birth
1883

Tom Walls, Kingsthorpe England, actor/producer (Undercover)

Birth
1884

Burt Mustin, Pitts Pa, actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show)

Birth
1884

Police seize all copies of Tolstoy's "What I Believe In"

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1884

General Charles Gordon arrives in Khartoum

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1885

Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published

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