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 This day in History - February 18
418 Historic Events for February 18
1914

Edward George Edwards, chemist

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1915

Germany begins a blockade of England

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1915

David van de Woestijne, Flemish pianist/composer (Les A‚ronautes)

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1915

Marcel Landowsky, composer

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1916

Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator

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1916

Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montr‚al (1954- )

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1917

Charles E Barber, US chief engraver (1879-1917), dies

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1917

Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)

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1919

Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals

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1920

Jack Palance, [Walter Palanuik], Lattimer Pa, actor (City Slickers)

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1920

Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host (over 20 different games)

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1921

Barbara Hale, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)

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1921

British troops occupy Dublin

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1922

Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball

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1922

Eric Gairy, premier (Grenada)

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1922

Helen Gurley Brown, Portland Me, author/publisher (Cosmopolitan)

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1922

WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions

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1923

Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages

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1923

Allan Melvin, KC Mo, actor (Brady Bunch, Barney-All in Family)

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1924

US, min of marine Edwin Denby ends term due to Teapot Dome-scandal

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1924

US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

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1924

US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard

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1924

Gnter Haese, German sculptor/graphic artist (Guggenheim prize 1967)

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1925

James Lane Allen, US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75

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1925

George Kennedy, NYC, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight)

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