On This Day

February 1519 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Feb 18 Hernán Cortés leaves Cuba for the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico with 11 ships and 500 men

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 5 René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
  • Feb 15 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Spanish admiral and explorer who founded St. Augustine, Florida, born in Avilés, Spain (d. 1574)
  • Feb 16 Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral
  • Feb 17 Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)