February 18, 1957 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan freedom fighter is executed by the British colonial government.

Deaths in History

  • Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, dies by execution at 36
  • Henry N Russell, co-author (temperature-luminosity graph), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joseph Hamilton, American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, dies of radiation induced leukemia at 49