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February 18 Birthdays

Toni Morrison
1931–, American Author.

Louis Comfort Tiffany
artist, decorative designer (1848)

Sholem Aleichem
author (1859)

Charles Michael Schwab
steel magnate (1862)

Helen Gurley Brown
editor, author (1922)

George Kennedy
actor (1925)

John Travolta
actor (1954)

Matt Dillon
actor (1964)

Molly Ringwald
actress (1968)

February 18 in History


Martin Luther, German leader of the Protestant Reformation, died.


Michelangelo Buonarotti, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect, died.


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was published.


Pluto, the ninth planet in the solar system, was discovered by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh.


The first 3-D movie, Bwana Devil, opened in New York.


FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and charged with spying for Russia.


Dale Earnhardt, Sr., died from injuries sustained at the Daytona 500.

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