HISTORY
18 February 2024: This day in history

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 London, by Nathaniel Ponder

1885: Mark Twain publishes the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” in the US

1917: First 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

Source: Onthisday.com

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