On this day in history February 18,
1970 – The Chicago Seven defendants were found innocent of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.
1972 – The California Supreme Court struck down the state’s death penalty.
1977 – The space shuttle Enterprise went on its maiden “flight” sitting on top of a Boeing 747.
1984 – Reed Larson (Detroit Red Wings) got two assists to become the highest scoring, American-born player in the history of the National Hockey League. Larson broke the record by scoring his 432nd point.
1987 – The executives of the Girl Scout movement decided to change the color of the scout uniform from the traditional Girl Scout green to the newer Girl Scout blue.
1998 – In Russia, money shortages resulted in the shutting down of three plants that produced nuclear weapons.
1998 – In Nevada, two white separatists were arrested and accused of plotting a bacterial attack on subways in New York City.