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Importance of 18th February in History

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2005
Fox Hunting Banned in the UK
Great Britain
1998
Two white separatists were arrested in Nevada, accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.
United States
1982
Death of Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer.
New Zealand
1957
Death of Walter James Bolton, last person to be executed in New Zealand.
New Zealand
1954
The Church of Scientology established in California.
United States
1933
Death of James J. Corbett, American boxer .
United States
1913
Pedro Lascuráin of Mexico was sworn in for what turned out to be the shortest reign of any head of state, ever - less than an hour.
Mexico
1911
The first ever air mail flight took place, when 6,500 letters were flown between Allahabad and Naini in India.
India
1909
Birth of Wallace Stegner, American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer
United States
1902
Death of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Co.
United States
1898
Birth of Enzo Ferrari, founder of Ferrari.
Italy
1885
First publication of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
United States
1783
Birth of James Biddle, American naval commander .
United States
1683
Death of Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch artist.
Netherlands
1654
Death of Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French author and one of the founders of the Académie Française.
France
1609
Birth of Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English historian & statesman
Great Britain
1564
Death of Michelangelo, Italian sculptor
Italy
1546
Death of Martin Luther.
Germany
1516
Birth of Queen Mary I of England.
Great Britain
1372
Birth of Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, Muslim scholar (10th Sha'ban, 773 H).
Egypt
1294
Death of Kublai Khan, Mongolian Emperor.
China
0999
Death of Pope Gregory V (death might not have been natural and is also reported as February 4th)
Italy
0901
Death of Thabit ibn Qurra, Iraqi mathematician.
Turkey
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