Historical Events for 18th February 2019

1634 – Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein’s execution
1857 – Chinese residents in the fledging state of Sarawak rebel against the “White Rajah” James Brooke
1861 – Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)
1928 – USA 2 beats USA 1 by 0.5s for the 5-man bobsleigh gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Germany 2 takes bronze
1930 – Cow flown and milked, milk sealed in paper containers and parachuted
1943 – Munich resistance group “White Rose” captured by Nazis
1951 – 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
1973 – Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3,000m indoor record 7:39.2
1974 – US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
1989 – Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am

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