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  • Paardeberg Drift, South Africa
    Sunday Feb 18, 1900

    Second Boer War

    Battle of Paardeberg

    Paardeberg Drift, South Africa
    Sunday Feb 18, 1900

    The Battle of Paardeberg or Perdeberg ("Horse Mountain") was a major battle during the Second Anglo-Boer War. It was fought near Paardeberg Drift on the banks of the Modder River in the Orange Free State near Kimberley. Lord Methuen advanced up the railway line in November 1899 with the objective of relieving the besieged city of Kimberley (and the town of Mafeking, also under siege). Battles were fought on this front at Graspan, Belmont, Modder River before the advance was halted for two months after the British defeat at the Battle of Magersfontein. In February 1900, Field Marshal Lord Roberts assumed personal command of a significantly reinforced British offensive.




  • Russian Empire
    Saturday Feb 18, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Bulygin Rescript

    Russian Empire
    Saturday Feb 18, 1905

    On 18 February [O.S. 5 February] 1905, Tsar published the Bulygin Rescript, which promised the formation of a consultative assembly, religious tolerance, freedom of speech (in the form of language rights for the Polish minority) and a reduction in the peasants' redemption payments.




  • Russian Empire
    Saturday Feb 18, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    State Duma

    Russian Empire
    Saturday Feb 18, 1905

    Tsar Nicholas II agreed on 18 February [O.S. 5 February] to the creation of a State Duma of the Russian Empire but with consultative powers only. When its slight powers and limits on the electorate were revealed, unrest redoubled.




  • Russian Empire
    Saturday Feb 18, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Tsar dismissed the Minister of the Interior

    Russian Empire
    Saturday Feb 18, 1905

    Tsar dismissed the Minister of the Interior, Pyotr Sviatopolk-Mirskii, on 18 February [O.S. 5 February] 1905.




  • Clonmel, Ireland
    Saturday Feb 18, 1922

    Irish War of Independence

    Ernie O'Malley's IRA unit raided the RIC barracks at Clonmel

    Clonmel, Ireland
    Saturday Feb 18, 1922

    On 18 February 1922, Ernie O'Malley's IRA unit raided the RIC barracks at Clonmel, taking 40 policemen prisoner and seizing over 600 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.




  • China
    Thursday Feb 18, 1932

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Japan established the puppet state of Manchukuo

    China
    Thursday Feb 18, 1932

    After five months of fighting, Japan established the puppet state of Manchukuo in 1932, and installed the last Emperor of China, Puyi, as its puppet ruler. Militarily too weak to challenge Japan directly, China appealed to the League of Nations for help. The League's investigation led to the publication of the Lytton Report, condemning Japan for its incursion into Manchuria, causing Japan to withdraw from the League of Nations. No country took action against Japan beyond tepid censure.




  • Chongqing, China
    Friday Feb 18, 1938

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Japanese raiders hit Chongqing

    Chongqing, China
    Friday Feb 18, 1938

    With Japanese casualties and costs mounting, the Imperial General Headquarters attempted to break Chinese resistance by ordering the air branches of their navy and army to launch the war's first massive air raids on civilian targets. Japanese raiders hit the Kuomintang's newly established provisional capital of Chongqing and most other major cities in unoccupied China, leaving millions dead, injured, and homeless.


  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 18, 1961

    Fidel Castro

    Castro garnered support in New York City

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 18, 1961

    Despite the fear of a coupe, Castro garnered support in New York City. In on February 18, 1961, 400 people—mainly Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and college students—picketed in the rain outside of the United Nations rallying for Castro's anti-colonial values and his effort to reduce the United States' power over Cuba. The protesters held up signs that read, "Mr. Kennedy, Cuba is Not For Sale.", "Viva Fidel Castro!" and "Down With Yankee Imperialism!". Around 200 policemen were on the scene, but the protesters continued to chant slogans and throw pennies in support of Fidel Castro's socialist movement. Some Americans disagreed with President Kennedy's choice to ban trade with Cuba, and outwardly supported his nationalist revolutionary tactics.


  • United Arab Emirates
    Sunday Feb 18, 1968

    Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

    The Important Meeting

    United Arab Emirates
    Sunday Feb 18, 1968

    In a seminal meeting on 18 February 1968 at a desert highland on the border between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum of Dubai shook hands on the principle of founding a Federation and attempting to invite other trucial rulers to join in order that a viable nation be formed in the wake of the British withdrawal.


  • Croatia
    Thursday Feb 18, 1993

    Croatian War of Independence

    A Secret agreement

    Croatia
    Thursday Feb 18, 1993

    On February 18, 1993, Croatian authorities signed the Daruvar Agreement with local Serb leaders in Western Slavonia. The aim of the secret agreement was normalizing life for local populations near the frontline. However, authorities in Knin learned of this and arrested the Serb leaders responsible.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Friday Feb 18, 2000

    Second Chechen War

    Russian army transport helicopter was shot down in the south

    Chechnya, Russia
    Friday Feb 18, 2000

    On 18 February 2000, a Russian army transport helicopter was shot down in the south, killing 15 men aboard, Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Rushailo announced in a rare admission by Moscow of losses in the war.


  • Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 18, 2007

    Kobe Bryant

    Second career All-Star Game MVP trophy

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 18, 2007

    During the 2006–07 season, Bryant was selected to his ninth All-Star Game appearance, and on February 18, he logged 31 points, 6 assists, and 6 steals, earning his second career All-Star Game MVP trophy.


  • Bangladesh
    Sunday Feb 18, 2007

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus announced That He is Willing To Launch a Political Party

    Bangladesh
    Sunday Feb 18, 2007

    Yunus finally announced that he is willing to launch a political party tentatively called Citizens' Power (Nagorik Shakti) on 18 February 2007.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 18, 2010

    DC Comics

    DC Entertainment named Jim Lee and Dan DiDio as Co-Publishers of DC Comics

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 18, 2010

    On February 18, 2010, DC Entertainment named Jim Lee and Dan DiDio as Co-Publishers of DC Comics, Geoff Johns as Chief Creative Officer, John Rood as EVP (Executive Vice President) of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, and Patrick Caldon as EVP of Finance and Administration.


  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Monday Feb 18, 2013

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez returned to Venezuela

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Monday Feb 18, 2013

    On 18 February 2013, Chávez returned to Venezuela after two months of cancer treatment in Cuba.


  • Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Feb 18, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Unveiled a New WWE Championship Design

    Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Feb 18, 2013

    The following night on Raw, The Rock unveiled a new WWE Championship design, with a different center plate and removable customizable side-plates which had his "Brahma Bull" logo.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

    Samsung

    Acquiring LoopPay

    U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

    On 18 February 2015, Samsung acquired U.S.-based mobile payments firm "LoopPay" - This allows Samsung in smartphone transactions.


  • Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 18, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump marked the official start of the campaign with a rally

    Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 18, 2017

    Trump signaled his intention to run for a second term by filing with the FEC within a few hours of assuming the presidency. This transformed his 2016 election committee into a 2020 reelection one. Trump marked the official start of the campaign with a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on February 18, 2017, less than a month after taking office. By January 2018, Trump's reelection committee had $22 million in hand, and it had raised a total amount exceeding $67 million by December 2018. $23 million was spent in the fourth quarter of 2018, as Trump supported various Republican candidates for the 2018 midterm elections.


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