On This Day

What Happened in February 2018 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • Feb 24 Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic becomes first female to win Olympic gold medals in 2 different sports at a single Winter Games (Pyeongchang); skiing super-G and snowboarding parallel giant slalom
  • Feb 24 UN Security Council passes resolution for 30 day ceasefire in Syria
  • Feb 24 Japanese speed skater Nana Takagi wins her 2nd gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the women's mass start event; also member Japan's successful pursuit team
  • Feb 24 2016 world mass start speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon of South Korea wins the event at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; also Olympic 10,000m champion Vancouver (2010)
  • Feb 24 Swiss alpine skiers Luca Aerni, Denise Feierabend, Wendy Holdener, Daniel Yule & Ramon Zenhäusern win the inaugural Olympic team event at Pyeongchang
  • Feb 24 After taking gold in the Olympic team sprint in Sochi (2014), Finnish cross country skier Iivo Niskanen wins the 50k classical event in Pyeongchang
  • Feb 25 Russian national team, competing under the name of Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), wins Olympic ice hockey gold medal in Pyeongchang; beat Germany, 4-3 in overtime in the final
  • Feb 25 Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen wins gold in women's 30k at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; brings her total Games medal haul to 15, most won by any athlete in Winter Games history
  • Feb 25 2-man bobsleigh champions Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis of Germany win their 2nd gold medals of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as part of the German 4-man team
  • Feb 25 XXIII Winter Olympic Games close in Pyeongchang, Korea; Norway wins a record 39 medals, 14 gold
  • Feb 25 China briefly bans the letter 'N' as part of widespread censorship efforts
  • Feb 25 Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen (Norway) becomes the most successful winter athlete of all time (15 medals) with gold in the 30k cross country
  • Feb 25 68th Berlin International Film Festival: Romanian film "Touch Me Not" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 26 Cold weather nicknamed "the Beast from the East" hits Europe, killing 7 and covering Pompeii in snow
  • Feb 26 Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, receives its 1 millionth seed on 10 year anniversary
  • Feb 26 Global Seed Vault opens in Svalbard, Norway, to help preserve diversity and loss from other genebanks
  • Feb 26 7.5 magnitude earthquake in central Papa New Guinea kills at least 100

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Feb 27 Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Trump, has his top-secret security clearance at the White House downgraded

Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner

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Feb 27 Barbra Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

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Feb 27 Laureus World Sports Awards, Monte-Carlo Sporting, Monaco: Sportsman: Roger Federer; Sportswoman: Serena Williams; Team: Mercedes F1 team

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Feb 28 700 illegal churches closed in Rwanda for being too noisy and lacking building permits

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