On This Day

Historical Events on February 18 (Part 2)

NBA All-Star Game

2018 NBA All Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: Team LeBron beats Team Curry, 148-145; MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, F

  • 2018 Frenchman Martin Fourcade wins his 2nd of 3 gold medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 15k mass start biathlon; also wins men's 12.5k pursuit & mixed relay
  • 2018 Aseman Airlines flight crashes in the Zagros mountains, Iran, killing all 66 on board
  • 2018 Syrian government forces begin a new offensive on Eastern Ghouta in Syria's civil war
  • 2018 60th Daytona 500: Austin Dillon wins after multi-car wreck sends race into overtime (207 laps) ahead of rookie Darrell Wallace Jr

BAFTA Awards

2018 71st British Academy Film Awards (Baftas): "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri " Best Film, Guillermo del Toro Best Director, Best Actors Frances McDormand / Gary Oldman

  • 2018 After taking out the men's combined gold medal, Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher wins the giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
  • 2019 British parliamentary committee issues scathing report on Facebook, accusing company of breaking privacy laws, calling for new regulations

Election of Interest

2019 Australian political parties hacked by a "sophisticated state actor" Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, just months ahead of general election

  • 2019 Gun battle in Pulwama, Indian-controlled Kashmir, kills nine with Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammad held responsible
  • 2019 25-year old murder of a woman solved when police in Minnesota run DNA though a genealogy site and find suspect

Historic Event

2019 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.

  • 2019 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
  • 2019 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

Sports History

2019 Laureus World Sports Awards, Monte-Carlo Sporting, Monaco: Sportsman: Novak Đoković; Sportswoman: Simone Biles; Team: French Men's National Football team

  • 2020 40th Brit Awards: Best Album "Psychodrama" by Dave, Best, Song of the Year "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi
  • 2020 Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits, suspending those claims
  • 2020 Ashraf Ghani declared the winner of Afghanistan's presidential elections five months after the vote, fraud allegations meant recounting
  • 2020 Swarms of desert locusts affecting east Africa reach South Sudan, threatening a food crisis
  • 2020 President Donald Trump commutes the 14-year sentence of former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich's corruption conviction
  • 2021 Facebook blocks users in Australia from accessing news sites in response to proposed new laws for tech companies to pay to show news content
  • 2021 Nearly seven million people required to boil their water in Texas as unusually harsh winter storm in the state continues
  • 2021 NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands at Jezero Crater, Mars, on mission to find microfossils [1]