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February 18th In Pop Culture History

1856 - The "Know-Nothing Party," convened in Philadelphia to nominate its first presidential candidate. The Know-Nothing movement began in the 1840s, when an increasing rate of immigration led to the formation of a number of groups to combat "foreign" influences in American society.

1861 - Jefferson Davis became the provisional president of the Confederate States of America. He was 'provisional' because he was not elected by the people, but appointed by the Confederate Congress.

1885 - Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published for the first time.

1908 - The first US postage stamps in coils were available for the first time in vending machines.

1913 - Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes, the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.

1921 - The Colorado River was not the original name of the river that helped split the Grand Canyon. Before February 18th of this year, it was called the Grand River.

1929 - The first Academy Awards were announced in 1929 for 1928's films.

1930 - A cow named Ollie was milked over St. Louis, MO. Her milk was cartoned and parachuted down.

1930 - Ex-planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh.

1948 - Broadway Show - Mister Roberts (Play) February 18, 1948

1950 - #1 Hit February 18, 1950 - March 17, 1950: Red Foley - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy

1954 - The first Church of Scientology was established in Los Angeles.

1956 - # 1 Hit February 18, 1956 - February 24, 1956: Kay Starr - Rock And Roll Waltz

February 18, 1966 Birthday (fictional) Jack Bauer, 24, TV

1978 - The first Ironman Triathlon competition took place on the island of Oahu and is won by Gordon Haller.

2001 - Race car legend Ralph Dale Earnhardt was killed in a crash in the last lap of the Daytona 500 . Richard Petty won the race.

February 18th Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words:

Mary I Tudor "Bloody Mary" (1516)
Alessandro Volta (1745, d.1827)
Tom Walls (1883)
Bert Mustin (1884)
Aldophe Menjou (1890)
Edward Arnold (1890)
Chester Clute (1891)
Reginald Sheffield (1901)
Billy DeWolfe (1907)
Dane Clark (1913)
Pee Wee King (1914)
Phyllis Calvert (1915)
Bill Cullen (1920)
Jack Palance (1920)
Barbara Hale (1921)
Allan Melvin (1923)
George Kennedy (1925)
Harry "Little" Caesar (1926)
Tabe Bas (1927)
Mary Ure (1933)
Yoko Ono (1933)
Skip Battan (1934, d.2003)
Petronella CM "Carletta" Banning (1939)
David Blue (1941)
Herb Santiago (1941)
Irma Thomas (1941)
Michael Nader (1945)
Jean-Claude Dreyfus (1946)
Dennis De Young (1947)
Sinead Cusack (1948)
Keith Knudsen (1948)
Cybill Sheppard (1950)
John Hughes (1950)
Juice Newton (1952)
Veronica "Randy" Crawford (1952)
Derek Pellici (1953)
Nico Arzbach (1953)
Robin Bachman (1953)
John Travolta (1954)
Vanna White (1957)
Gar Samuelson (1958)
Greta Sacchi (1960)
Julie Strain (1962)
Lisa Elaine Comshaw (1964)
Matt Dillon (1964)
Paul Hanely (1964)
Andre 3000 'Andre Young' (1965)
Dr. Dre (1965)
Guy Ferland (1966)
Tracey Edmonds (1967)
Molly Ringwald (1968)
Raine Maida (1970)
Susan Egan (1970)
Laure Marsac (1970)
Nadine Labaki (1974)
Sarah Brown (1975)
Sean Watkins (1977)
Juelz Santana (1983)
Buddy Nielsen (1984)
Chelsea Hobbs (1985)
Todd Lasance (1985)
Maiara Walsh (1988)
Shane Lyons (1988)
Jeremy Allen White (1991)

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