Historical Events for 18th February 2023

1574 – Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
1861 – Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)
1865 – Battle of Fort Moultrie, SC occupied by Federals
1885 – Mark Twain publishes the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” in the US
1919 – Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal
1950 – “Dance Me a Song” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
1952 – Norwegian speed skater Hjalmar Anderson wins his 3rd gold medal of the Oslo Winter Olympics when he claims the 10,000m in Olympic record 16:45.8; also wins gold in 1,500m and 5,000m
1977 – George Harrison releases music single “True Love”, from his “33-1/3” album
1984 – Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen wins first of 4 career Olympic gold medals in the Large Hill individual event at the Sarajevo Winter Games
2020 – President Donald Trump commutes the 14-year sentence of former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich’s corruption conviction

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