February 18, 1841 in History

Event:

1st continuous filibuster in U.S. Senate began, lasting until March 11





More Notable Events on February 18:
1988 Anthony M. Kennedy, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1979 Snow falls in Sahara Desert
1978 1st Iron Man Triathlon held, Kona, Hawaii
1930 U.S. astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
1896 Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for 1st time in 50 yrs
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