Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 18

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This is a list of selected February 18 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled February 18, 2019 featured article or the February 18, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Independence Day in The Gambia (1965) refimprove section
3102 BCE – According to Hindu scriptures, Kali Yuga, the last of the four stages that the world goes through as part of the cycle of yugas, began. unreferenced section
1861 – With Italian unification almost complete, Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumed the title King of Italy. needs more footnotes
1908 – The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden's national stage for "spoken drama", opened with playwright August Strindberg's play Master Olof. refimprove
1911 – The first official flight with airmail took place when pilot Henri Pequet carried 6,500 letters from Allahabad to Naini, British India, about 13 kilometres (8 mi) away. refimprove
1946 - President Harry Truman signed the Rescission Act of 1946, denying veteran benefits to military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and guerillas in the Philippines during the Japanese Occupation. short
1946 – Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy began a total strike on board ship and shore establishments at Bombay harbour that grew into a mutiny involving over 10,000 sailors refimprove
1954 – The Church of Scientology, the largest organization devoted to the practice and the promotion of the Scientology belief system, was incorporated in Los Angeles. refimprove sections, {{sync}}
1970 – An American jury acquitted the "Chicago Seven" of conspiracy and inciting riots stemming from protests during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. refimprove section
2003 – An arsonist started a fire aboard a Daegu Metropolitan Subway train in Daegu, South Korea, killing almost two hundred passengers. needs more footnotes



February 18

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Vasil Levski

Francesco Redi (b. 1626) · Kristijonas Donelaitis (d. 1780) · Swraj Paul, Baron Paul (b. 1931)

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