On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 2004

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)