On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1478

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 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).

Famous Deaths

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