On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1478

Historical Events


BattleExecution

George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London (allegedly by being drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine).

King of England Edward IV
King of England
Edward IV

Famous Deaths

  • Duke of Clarence, privately executed and reputedly drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine
1478 Highlights

About February 18, 1478

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 542 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius