On This Day for 18th February

Historical 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.

Did You Know?

US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto

On February 18th, 1930

Famous Weddings

  • 1922 Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing
  • 1937 Actress Mary Astor (30) weds film editor Manuel del Campo (23) in Yuma, Arizona
  • 1940 Molecular biologist Francis Crick (23) weds Ruth Doreen Dodd
  • 1943 Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean gen/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart
  • 1946 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia