On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 2021

Historical Events

  • Facebook blocks users in Australia from accessing news sites in response to proposed new laws for tech companies to pay to show news content
  • NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands at Jezero Crater, Mars, on mission to find microfossils [1]
  • Nearly seven million people required to boil their water in Texas as unusually harsh winter storm in the state continues

Famous Deaths

  • Juan Pizarro, Puerto Rican MLB baseball pitcher, 1957-74, 2x All-Star (Milwaukee Braves, Chicago White Sox, and 7 other teams), dies at 84
  • Prince Markie Dee [Mark Anthony Morales], American rapper and songwriter (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"; "Wipe-Out"), and actor (Disorderlies), dies at 52 [1]
2021 Highlights

About February 18, 2021

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius

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