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Total Eclipse of the Moon, 1505 February 18
http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/eclipse/1211505/L1505Feb18.pdf (PDF)

Kali Yuga began at midnight (00:00) on 18 February 3102 BCE
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41230337/kali-yuga/



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On February 18, 1979, snow fell in several places in southern Algeria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahara#Snow_and_ice

The Usoi Dam is a natural landslide dam created on February 18, 1911
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usoi_Dam

The largest island of the Hobbs Islands group was discovered on February 18, 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobbs_Islands

Operation Teapot was a series of fourteen nuclear test explosions conducted at the Nevada Test Site in 1955.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Teapot

The term "isotope" was suggested to Frederick Soddy in 1913 by Margaret Todd, a Scottish physician.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56761481/isotope/



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Elm Farm Ollie was the first cow to fly in an airplane on 18 February 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm_Farm_Ollie



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The launch of Discoverer 21 occurred at 22:58 UTC on 18 February 1961
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discoverer_21

The San Marco 4 satellite, also known as 'San Marcos C-2', was launched on the 18th February 1974
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56762810/san-marco-satellite/

Space Shuttle Enterprise made its maiden "flight" on February 18, 1977
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Enterprise#Approach_and_landing_tests_.28ALT.29

The first SAGE ( Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment) instrument was launched February 18, 1979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAGE_III_on_ISS

Superbird-B2 communications satellite was launched on the 18th February 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superbird-B2

MTSAT-2 (also known as Himawari 7) was successfully launched on February 18, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTSAT#MTSAT-2

The first SwissCube-1 airglow image came down on February 18, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airglow#Experimental_observation



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Theodore Cordy Freeman (February 18, 1930 - October 31, 1964) was a NASA astronaut 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Freeman

Ernst Mach (February 18, 1838 - February 19, 1916) was an Austrian physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Mach

Octave Chanute (February 18, 1832, Paris November 23, 1910, Chicago) was a civil engineer and aviation pioneer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octave_Chanute

Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (February 18, 1745 - March 5, 1827) was an Italian physicist known for the invention of the battery in the 1800s.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Volta

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201 - 1274) was a Persian polymath
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasir_al-Din_al-Tusi

Baha al-din al-Amili (18 February 1547 - 1 September 1621) was a Shia Islamic scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C4%81%CA%BE_al-d%C4%ABn_al-%CA%BF%C4%80mil%C4%AB

Eduard Heis (18 February 1806 - 30 June 1877) was a German mathematician and astronomer. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Heis

Ralf S. Klessen (born 18 February 1968) is a German astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralf_Klessen

Cornelis Johannes van Houten (February 18, 1920 - 24 August 2002) was a Dutch astronomer, sometimes referred to as Kees van Houten.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelis_Johannes_van_Houten

Jacques Cassini (18 February 1677 - 16 April 1756) was a French astronomer
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t42366935/jacques-cassini-1677-1756/

Alois Purgathofer (February 18, 1925 - March 13, 1984), was an Austrian astronomer 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alois_Purgathofer



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Pitch Black is a 2000 science fiction thriller film directed by David Twohy
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47880718/pitch-black/



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NGC 2667 was discovered by Heinrich d'Arrest on the 18th February 1862.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56758736/ngc-2667/

NGC 2670 was discovered by John Herschel on the 18th February 1836.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56758712/ngc-2670/

NGC 2739 was discovered by R. J. Mitchell on the 18th February 1855.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56756825/ngc-2739/



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HD 11506 c was discovered on February 18, 2009 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_11506_c

GRB 060218 was detected by the Swift satellite on February 18, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRB_060218

Clyde Tombaugh discovered the dwarf planet Pluto on Tuesday, February 18, 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Tombaugh#Discovery_of_Pluto

Romulus, the outer moon of asteroid 87 Sylvia, was discovered on February 18, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romulus_(moon)

Asteroid (135) Hertha was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on February 18, 1874
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t43055523/asteroid-135-hertha/

Bolide over Norcatur, Kansas on February 18, 1948
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56759364/norcatur-bolide-february-18-1948/



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Meteorites

The Durala (L6) meteorite fell in Punjab, India, on the 18th February, 1815.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47880513/durala-meteorite/

The Tounkin (Stone) meteorite fell in Respublika Buryatiya, Russia, on the 18th February, 1824.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47880492/tounkin-meteorite/

The Takenouchi (H5) meteorite fell in Kinki, Japan, on the 18th February, 1880.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47880494/takenouchi-meteorite/

The Norton County (Aubrite) meteorite fell in Kansas, USA, on the 18th February, 1948.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47880495/norton-county-meteorite/

The Neagari (L6) meteorite fell in Chubu, Japan, on the 18th February, 1995.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47880496/neagari-meteorite/



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