What Happened on February 18

Significant Events

  • 1519 Hernán Cortés leaves Cuba for the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico with 11 ships and 500 men
  • 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
  • 1917 1st major strike of the Russian "February Revolution" starts at the giant Putilov factory in Petrograd [NS=Mar 3]
  • 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
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto

On February 18, 1930

Would You Believe?

Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.

On February 18, 1685

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