- 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.
US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
On February 18, 1930