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 316 days left of this year.
People who were born on February 18 share the Aquarius zodiac sign.
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 interesting facts about February 18th in history!
What Happened On February 18 In History?
The Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars.
Perseverance is the largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world.
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."
Opera singer Andrea Bocelli started his career in the production of “La bohème” in Cagliari.
Actor Yul Brynner starred in an anti-smoking ad campaign while dying of smoking-related lung cancer.
The Sahara Desert temperature dropped so low that some areas became covered in snow.
The first Ironman Triathlon was held in Kona, Hawaii, USA.
Participants endured a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2-mile marathon!
Capital punishment was declared unconstitutional in California, USA.
The California Supreme Court voted 6-1 against the death penalty making it illegal in the state.
The first official Church of Scientology opened in Los Angeles, California, USA.
American astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto.
The discovery was made at the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
Winston Churchill gave his first speech in the British House of Commons.
Henry VIII, known then as Henry Tudor, established the title “The Prince of Wales”.