February 18 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: St Paul & the Broken Bones' first full-length album, "Half the City", was released.
- 2011: Dunkin' Donuts opened on 6th Avenue South on the UAB campus.
- 1978: Llandovacaste birminghamensis was honored with a special commemorative postmark.
- 1944: The USS Birmingham (CL-62) left the Mare Island Navy Yard after repairs.
- 1907: George Ward was re-elected Mayor of Birmingham.
- 1904: Giuseppe Moretti arrived in Birmingham, but was not met at the Union Station and had to find his own way to the Commercial Club's offices in the National Bank of Birmingham building.
- 1893: A mass meeting of workingmen was held at Erswell's Hall to draft a resolution in support of John McQueen's garnishment bill, then under consideration by the Alabama State Legislature.
- 1891: Oneonta was incorporated.
- 1861: The "Alabama Republic" was admitted to the Confederate States of America and Jefferson Davis was sworn in as the new nation's first president.
- 1986: Miss Black Alabama USA 2005 Ebonee Benson was born.
- 1976: Swimmer Scott Tucker was born in Birmingham.
- 1966: Artist Dan Bynum was born.
- 1957: Radio executive and Mayor of Midfield Gary Richardson was born.
- 1948: Buffalo Rock Company CEO and president Jimmy Lee III was born.
- 1936: Columnist and author Paul Hemphill was born in Birmingham.
- 1934: Educator Norma Bumpus was born in Duncan, Oklahoma.
- 1930: Major League catcher Frank House was born in Bessemer.
- 1909: Food broker and civic leader Tom Bradford was born in Marengo County.
- 1870: Banker Leo Steiner was born in Bohemia, Austria.
- 1869: Mayor of Birmingham David McLendon was born in Shelby County.
- 2016: Giants 3rd baseman and manager Jim Davenport died in Redwood City, California.
- 2012: Former radio host Patti Wheeler died.
- 2010: Radio personality "Scotty D" Daniels died in Columbus, Ohio.
- 2001: Birmingham Thunderbolts won 14-3 against Chicago Enforcers before a crowd of 17,582 at Legion Field.
- 1944: 15-year-old pitcher Joe Nuxhall signed with the Cincinnati Reds.