February 18, 2001 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • 43rd Daytona 500: Michael Waltrip wins (161.783 MPH)
  • Crash during Daytona 500 race on last lap claims life of Dale Earnhardt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison

FBI Agent and Soviet Spy Robert Hanssen
FBI Agent and Soviet Spy
Robert Hanssen

Deaths in History

  • Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)