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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.

sugar kane sonic youth





February 17th




February, 1673

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.

the stone roses – waterfall