On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 2014

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 1,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jorrit Bergsma wins gold ahead of team mates Sven Kramer and Bob de Jong
  • Police clash with protesters in Bangkok, Thailand

Historic CommunicationRevolution in Ukraine

Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 begins as protesters, riot police and unknown shooters take part in violent events in the capital, Kiev, culminating after five days in the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych
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Clashes in Kiev, Ukraine during the 2014 revolution
Clashes in Kiev, Ukraine during the 2014 revolution

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, dies at 99