On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 2009

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


English fantasy author Terry Pratchett receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics announced that the Taiwanese economy has contracted an unprecedented 8.36% in the fourth quarter of 2008; thus placing the country in a technical recession

Famous Deaths

  • Al-Tayyib Salih, Sudanese novelist and columnist (b. 1929)