On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 2019

Historical Events

Historic Event

16 US states, including California and New York, band together to sue President Donald Trump over his use of emergency powers to build a border wall.

  • 25-year old murder of a woman solved when police in Minnesota run DNA though a genealogy site and find suspect

Election of Interest

Australian political parties hacked by a "sophisticated state actor" Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, just months ahead of general election

  • British parliamentary committee issues scathing report on Facebook, accusing company of breaking privacy laws, calling for new regulations
  • Gun battle in Pulwama, Indian-controlled Kashmir, kills nine with Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammad held responsible
  • Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says ""There's no way the US can crush us" in interview with BBC, saying his daughter's arrest politically motivated

Sports History

Laureus World Sports Awards, Monte-Carlo Sporting, Monaco: Sportsman: Novak Đoković; Sportswoman: Simone Biles; Team: French Men's National Football team

  • NHL hockey team Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon agrees to invest $250 million into the Alliance of American Football; named new chairman of the AAF

Famous Deaths

  • Kelly Seymour, South African cricketer (South African off-spinner in 7 Tests 1963-70), dies at 83
  • T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), dies at 46
2019 Highlights

About February 18, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Family Day (Canada), Washington's Birthday (United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius