February 18th is officially Pluto Day & Drink Wine Day.
We’d like to welcome you to the 49th day of the year! We still have 315 days left of this year.
From discoveries on land and in space to major changes in US law this day is a very special day indeed.
Did you know that on this day in 1954, the Church of Scientology was officially incorporated in Los Angeles? It has gone on to spread throughout the world, generating much debate along the way.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about February 18th in history!
What memorable events happened on February 18 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars.
Perseverance is the largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world.
WikiLeaks published the first US diplomatic cable leak provided by Chelsea Manning.
Queen Elizabeth II knighted English fantasy author Terry Pratchett.
After the ceremony, Pratchett said: “You can’t ask a fantasy writer not to want a knighthood. You know, for two pins, I’d get myself a horse and a sword.”
Is today your birthday? If so, did you know that Dr. Dre was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.
29 years old
Gwangju, South Korea
58 years old
69 years old
New Jersey, USA
90 years old
Unfortunately, February 18th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Here are some unusual holidays that are celebrated on this day.
Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh, and although it was initially a planet, it was resigned from planet status in 2006. Nonetheless, this dwarf planet still deserves recognition, and that’s why today is Pluto Day.
National Drink Wine Day
We know, we know, any day is a good day for a drop of wine, but that’s not the point today. Drink Wine Day is a wonderful excuse to indulge yourself a little and splash out on a fancier bottle for a change.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Snoop Dogg’s real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. His “Snoop Dogg” nickname came from his mother, who thought he looked like Snoopy from the Peanuts.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on February 18 share the Aquarius zodiac sign.
Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius.
Anyone born in February has the Amethyst birthstone. People with the Amethyst birthstone tend to be stubborn and daring but will usually follow their dreams, no matter what.
If you were born on this day, it’s likely that you were conceived on May 28 in the previous year.
The due date for a baby conceived on this day is around November 11, 2023.