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This Day in History: February 18

February 18: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1885 - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States.
  2. 1911 - The first official flight with air mail takes place from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now India), when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.
  3. 1930 - While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
  4. 1977 - The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden "flight" on top of a Boeing 747.
  5. 1979 - Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Jacques Cassini (French astronomer), Alessandro Volta (Italian physicist, invented the battery), Ernst Mach (Austrian physicist), Hans Asperger (Austrian pediatrician), Toni Morrison (American author, Nobel Prize laureate)

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