February 18th




February 18, 1564

Michelangelo dies. He was one of the most famous and influential Italian Renaissance  painters. He was also a sculptor, engineer and architect. His most famous works of art are The Statue of David and Creation of Adam.



February 18, 1883

Nikos Kazantzakis is born. He is considered to be the most important Greek writer as well as a great  thinker of the 20th c. His works include Zorba the Greek, The Passion, Freedom or Death, The Last  Temptation and many more.




February 18,1896

Dimitris Mitropoulos is born. He was an important Greek composer,conductor and pianist.




February 18,1929

The first Academy Awards are announced in Hollywood.




February 18, 1930

Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.



February 18, 1930

Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed – wing aircraft and  the first cow to be  milked in an aircraft.



February 18, 1954

The first church of Scientology is created in Los Angeles, California.


February 18, 1979

Snow falls in Sahara desert, perhaps it is the only time in  recorded history.


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