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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Did You Know?

US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto

On February 18, 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
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