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It happened on a… February 18

1998

Andrea Bocelli makes his operatic debut as Rodolfo in “La bohème” at the Teatro Comunale in Cagliari.

1980

Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s Liberal Party wins Canadian elections.

1978

The first Ironman Triathlon competition takes place on the island of Oahu and is won by Gordon Haller.

1977

The space shuttle Enterprise went on its maiden “flight” sitting on top of a Boeing 747.

1960

VIII Winter Olympic Games open in Squaw Valley, California.

1954

The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.

1932

Sonja Henie wins her sixth straight World Women’s Figure Skating Championship; following her win, she retires to Hollywood to become an actress.

1913

Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.

1885

Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published in the U.S. for the first time.

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