February 2018 calendar

February 2018

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2018.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 2018: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2018?


  • 01 Feb 2018 Persecution of Muslims In Myanmar: Five mass graves were discovered in northern Rakhine State by the Associated Press. This was confirmed through multiple eyewitness testimony and video evidence. Many of those buried in the graves were Rohingya victims from the Gu Dar Pyin massacre.
  • 02 Feb 2018 Relations China-United Kingdom: In the midst of perceived erosion in freedoms in Hong Kong and Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May ends a three-day visit in China. It is estimated that there were PS9 billion worth of trade agreements.
  • 03 Feb 2018 The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports on the shooting down of a Sukhoi Su-25 Su-25 aircraft by unidentified rebel groups over Idlib Governorate. It was also reported that its pilot was also killed. Although the pilot managed to escape with his parachute, he was shot and killed while fighting with a pistol in an attempt to avoid capture. No groups claim responsibility. This version of events is supported by the Russian Ministry of Defence.
  • 04 Feb 2018 In response to the recent murder of an Israeli rabbi, the Cabinet of Israel authorizes Havat Gilad to be legalized.
  • 05 Feb 2018 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: 2018 Ariel stabbing: A Palestinian rabbi is killed by an Israeli Arab outside of the Israeli-occupied West Bank settlement at Ariel.
  • 06 Feb 2018 2018 Hualien earthquake. Multiple earthquakes including one of magnitude 6.4, struck near Hualien City in Taiwan. Over 250 people are also injured and at least 9 are killed. Many structures were damaged in the aftermath.
  • 07 Feb 2018 Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War. Syrian state media claim that Israeli warplanes attacked Jamraya, Rif Dimashq Governorate from Lebanese aircraftspace. The Syrian Air Defense Force intercepted most of the missiles. Rumours suggest that the target was a weapon research center.
  • 08 Feb 2018 American-led intervention in Syria's Civil War: Syria and Russia have stated that the United States' military presence is illegal. About 25% of Syria's territory is now under the control of the United States and its allied forces.
  • 09 Feb 2018 Trinity Mirror buys British publishing group Northern & Shell for PS126.7 million from Richard Desmond. Trinity Mirror now owns the Daily Express, Daily Star and Daily Star newspapers.
  • 10 Feb 2018 According to the Israeli Army, it claimed that it shot down a Syrian UAV made in Iran. In response, it bombed Tiyas Military Base in Homs Governorate in Syria from where it was launched.
  • 11 Feb 2018 Saratov Airlines Flight 703 - An Antonov An-148 of Saratov Airlines, with 71 passengers on board, crashes shortly after take-off at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, Russia. According to TASS, an emergency source stated that 65 passengers and six crew members died.
  • 12 Feb 2018 Drone strikes in Pakistan: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan confirms that its deputy leader Khalid Mehsud was killed in a U.S.-led drone strike in North Waziristan. It is located near the border to Afghanistan.
  • 13 Feb 2018 United Airlines Flight 1175, which was flying to Honolulu, from San Francisco, lands safely at Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii after pilots request an emergency landing due to a lost engine cowling.
  • 14 Feb 2018 Syrian Civil War: Russian planes strike Ma'arrat Hurma village, Idlib, Syria. Seven civilians are killed and 10 more are injured.
  • 15 Feb 2018 War in Afghanistan: According to the United Nations, more than 10,000 Afghan civilians were wounded or killed in 2017 in war in Afghanistan.
  • 16 Feb 2018 Boko Haram insurgency - Three suicide bombers attack a Konduga fish market, Borno, Nigeria.
  • 17 Feb 2018 2018 Oaxaca earthquakes: A military helicopter assessing the damage was carrying Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, the Governor of Oaxaca, and Alfonso Navarrete Prida (Mexico's Secretary for the Interior). The helicopter crashes over Jamiltepec killing 13 people. These are the only deaths related to the earthquake that have been reported. (CNN)Earthquakes on the British Isles: The strongest earthquake in the United Kingdom in ten years occurs in Swansea.
  • 18 Feb 2018 2018 Kizlyar church shooting. A gunman shoots and kills five people at a Kizlyar, Dagestan (Russia) church. Later, he was shot and killed by police.
  • 19 Feb 2018 Syrian Civil War: Rif Dimashq offensive. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 44 people were killed in air strikes by the Syrian Air Force on rebel-held eastern Ghouta.
  • 20 Feb 2018 Syrian Civil War: Turkish military operations in Afrin: Prosyrian government forces are deployed to support the Kurdish YPG in its fight against Turkey, and the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (Afrin Region). This opens up a new front for the war.
  • 21 Feb 2018 Operation Barkhane: Two French soldiers die after their armoured vehicle collides with a roadside bomb in Mali.
  • 22 Feb 2018 Police in Montenegro have identified the attacker of a grenade attack against the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica yesterday. He was an ex-military veteran of the Armed Forces of Yugoslavia, according to authorities.
  • 23 Feb 2018 Syrian Civil War: Rif Dimashq offensive. Syrian government warplanes conduct a sixth day's airstrikes in rebel-held Ghouta suburbs east Damascus. 32 people are killed as the death toll after a week of bombardment has risen to over 400.
  • 24 Feb 2018 Somali Civil War (2009-present). February 2018, Mogadishu attack. At least 38 people were killed in two car bombings that took place near Mogadishu's presidential palace. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for the attacks.
  • 25 Feb 2018 Syrian Civil War: Siege in Eastern Ghouta: The government launches an air and ground offensive in eastern Ghouta despite Resolution 2401 being adopted by the United Nations Security Council, which calls for a ceasefire in the area.
  • 26 Feb 2018 Saudi Arabia is opening applications for women to its Armed Forces for the first time.
  • 27 Feb 2018 North Korea's foreign relations: Five unnamed security sources in Europe claim that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his father Kim Jong Il fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports in order apply for visas to Western countries in 1990.
  • 28 Feb 2018 Kivu conflict: 23 people have been killed in clashes between militias within the Rutshuru Territory, North Kivu, DR Congo. Since February 25, violence has rekindled.
  • 06 Feb 2018 SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, a super heavy launch vehicle, makes its maiden flight.
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Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham


Sam-I'm asks Sam-Im in the Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, "Do you like green egg and ham?" Is it with a mouse or in a house? With a goat or in a boat? In a train, in a tree or …

Agent in Place by Mark Greaney

Agent in Place


The Gray Man returns in a nonstop international thriller. Court Gentry, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels, is back. A group of Parisian expats hires him to kidnap Ahmed Azzam's mistress to gain …

Judgment Road by Christine Feehan

Judgment Road


#1 New York Times Bestseller. An outlaw motorcycle club opens shop next to Sea Haven in this dangerously sexy series by Christine Feehan, New York Times bestseller.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us


New York Times Bestseller Instantly! "A fiendishly clever cat-and mouse thriller" --New York Times Book Review. You won't be able put it down!

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone


Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! "A TOUR DE FORCE." --Kirkus (starred review)Alaska, 1974.Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, it is the ultimate test for survival.