FEBRUARY 18 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1885 – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was published in the United States on the 18th February 1885.

1898 – Enzo Ferrari the Italian race car driver and founder of Ferrari was born on the 18th February 1898 (d. 1988).

1906Hans Asperger the Austrian pediatricianmedical theorist and medical professor was born on the 18th February 1906 (died 1980). Hans Asperger was best known for his early studies on mental disorders, especially in children. There was a resurgence of interest in Hans Asperger’s work in the 1980s, regarding autism spectrum disorders and Asperger syndrome (AS), which was named after him.

1911 – The 1st official flight with air mail took place on the 18th February 1911, from AllahabadUnited ProvincesBritish India (now India), when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivered 6,500 letters to Naini, 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) away.

1913 – Pedro Lascuráin became President of Mexico for 45 minutes on the 18th February 1913, becoming the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.

1933 – Yoko Ono the Japanese-American singer-songwriter was born on the 18th February 1933.

1947 ~ Dennis DeYoung the American singer, songwriter, musician and founding member of STYX was born on the 18th February 1947. Dennis DeYoung was the lead vocalist and keyboardist in Styx from 1961 to 1999, and wrote many Styx songs such as the 1980 hit song Babe . YouTube video: Styx ~ Babe (1979) ~ Number 1 in the US and Canada, number 3 in Australia and New Zealand, and number 6 in the UK (written by Dennis DeYoung)…

1950 – Cybill Shepherd the American actress and singer was born on the 18th February 1950.

1952 – Juice Newton the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 18th February 1952.

1954 – John Travolta the American actor, singer, and producer was born on the 18th February 1954.

1957 ~ John Pankow the American actor best known as Ira Buchman in Mad About You was born in St. Louis, Missouri on the 18th February 1957.

1965 – Dr. Dre the American rapper and producer was born on the 18th February 1965.

1968 – Molly Ringwald the American actress was born on the 18th February 1968.

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