February 18 in Pop Culture History
February 18th is…
Drink Wine DayWine is loved by people all around the globe for its long history. Many people enjoy wine with their meals or to toast special occasions. Or simply to sip a glass of wine at the end a tiring day. It is widely known for its historical and cultural significance, as well as its health benefits. in moderation.
National Battery Day recognizes the important inventions of Alessandro Volta and other scientists who created and developed the world’s first battery. Battery technology is ubiquitous in Our society is powered by everything, from smartphones to computers to medical equipment to tablets to cellphones. Many aspects of our lives that we have taken for granted wouldn’t be possible without them.
Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day This popular dish celebrates succulent crab meat mixed with tender flounder. in There are many beaches. The crab-stuffed flounder, a popular seafood favorite, can be enjoyed in many coastal areas. in There are many ways to grill, including classic oven baking and special grilling.
National Chile Day Is celebrated in There are many options, including chili festivals and cook-offs. People also celebrate National Chile Day with spicy dishes and new recipes.
Thumb Appreciation DayLearn more about anatomy and function of your thumb by taking part in this discussion in Activities that challenge and engage your thumbs include playing music instruments, or any other activity that requires manual dexterity.
1856 – The “Know-Nothing Party”Convened in Philadelphia will nominate its first president-elect. The Know-Nothing movement was founded in Several groups were formed to fight the increasing immigration rate in the 1840s. “foreign”• Influences in American society.
1861 – Jefferson Davis became the provisional president of the Confederate States of America. He was ‘provisional’ because the people did not elect him but was appointed by the Confederate Congress.
1885 – Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The first publication of the article.
1908 – The first US postage stamps in The first coils became available 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.
1929 – The first Academy Awards were announced in 1929 for 1928’s films.
1931 – A cow named Ollie was milked over St. Louis, MO. Her milk was then cartoned, and parachuted down.
1930 – Clyde Tombaugh discovered ex-planet Pluto.
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
1978 – The first Ironman Triathlon competition took place on the island of Oahu and was won by Gordon Haller.
2001 – Race car legend Ralph Dale Earnhardt was killed in a crash in The final lap of the Daytona 500. Richard Petty won this race.