What Happened on February 18

Significant Events

  • 1503 Henry Tudor (later Henry VIII) created Prince of Wales
  • 1678 John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published in Holborn, London, by Nathaniel Ponder
  • 1861 King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes first King of Italy
  • 1885 Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in the US
  • 1929 The first Academy Awards are announced
  • 2014 Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 begins as protesters, riot police and unknown shooters take part in violent events in the capital, Kiev, culminating after five days in the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych
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US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto

On February 18, 1930

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