February 18: This Day That Year

February 18

- 3102 BC - Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga as per Hinduism.

- 1879 - Sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi received patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty.

- 1902 - Charles Lewis Tiffany founder of Tiffany & Co, died at 90.

- 1933 - Birthday: Yoko Ono Lennon (wo John Lennon) Japanese singer & artist, born in Tokyo, Japan.

- 1954 - Birthday; John Travolta, American actor born in Englewood, New Jersey.

- 1967 - Birthday: Robert Oppenheimer, theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), died due to throat cancer (age 62).

- 1973 - Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), died due to a heart attack (age 82).

- 1996 - Kenya played its first ODI at Cricket World Cup (v India, Sachin Tendulkar scores 127).

- 2001 - FBI agent Robert Hanssen arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. Convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

- 2004 - Iran: 250+ people died near Neyshabur in when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser caught fire and exploded.

- 2013 - Belgium: $50+ million worth of diamonds stolen in an armed robbery at Brussels Airport.

- 2016 - Pope Francis questioned US Presidential candidate Donald Trump's Christianity over his demand to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.

- 2018 - Aseman Airlines flight crashed in the Zagros mountains, Iran, all 66 people on board died.



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