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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.
Dimitris Mitropoulos is born. He was an important Greek composer,conductor and pianist.
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.
Jean – Baptiste Poquelin, mainly known as Moliere dies. Moliere was a French playwright and is considered to be one of the greatest of the Western literature.Some of his best works are The Misanthrope, Tartuffe or the Hypocrite, The Imaginary Invalid and more.
February 17, 1901
600 people died from tuberculosis in Athens, Greece.
February 17, 1933
Newsweek magazine is published for the first time.
February 17, 1963
Micheal Jordan, the American basketball layer is born
February 17, 1978
The Troubles. The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, closed to Belfast. 12 people are killed and 30 are seriously injured.
February 17, 2008
Kosovo declares independence.