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Interesting historical events occurring on February 18.

February 18, 2012

As I’ve stated in my initial blog post, I’m a news junkie.  Primarily gun news, but national news, world news, local news, etc.  I love knowing what’s going on in the world today.

However, I’m also very interested in historical events.  I spend a great deal of time on Wikipedia looking up information.  For instance, when I watch a movie, particularly one I love from the 60’s or 70’s, I’ll look up the Wiki entry for it to see who is alive, who has died, production trivia, and the like.  When I’m watching a ball game, I’ll look up similar information.  Or, when major events take place, like [sarcasm] Whitney Houston’s death [/sarcasm], I’ll look up the Wiki entries that are likely to be relevant to the major event to see how it’s being reported by the masses.

Going back to my interest in historical events, I’m going to begin a series whereby I dig up information that is relevant to this site – and likely of interest to people who read this site, and do a brief summary of events that occurred on the particular day.  I hope you enjoy reading about what happened in history on each given day as much as I enjoy looking it up and thinking about it.

I invite any of you reading my blog to respond to my blog entries with any historical information you are aware of to add to the topic.  Please provide a link to the information if you have a link, and we’ll incorporate it into future posts.

Oh, I won’t be providing an in-depth analysis of any of the historical events.  Just a brief summary with some hotlinks that will allow you to read more if you desire.

Also, I’m quite aware of the fact that Wikipedia is full of errors.  I still enjoy it as a resource because it is quick and easy.  If you have information that proves that any of the historical entries I bring over from Wiki or anywhere else is erroneous, please let me know.  I won’t be using Wiki exclusively but it will be a primary resource…mainly because it’s quick and easy as a reference.

So, to begin, today is February 18.  What happened today in history that might be interesting to all of us?

And, a few odd historical items that also occurred on February 18:

Until tomorrow…



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