February 18, 1957 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan freedom fighter is executed by the British colonial government.

Birthdays in History

  • Bruce Rauner, American politician, Governor of Illinois (2015-), born in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in History

  • Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, dies by execution at 36
  • Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joseph G. Hamilton, American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, dies of radiation induced leukemia at 49