11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 18th February

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1516 - Mary Tudor, The Queen of England known as 'Bloody Mary', is born

2. 1564 - Michelangelo Buonarotti, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect, dies in Rome

3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published

4.1930 - Pluto, the ninth planet in the solar system, is discovered by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh

5. 1954 - John Travolta is born

6. 1959 - Elvis Presley appears after hours at the Lido Club in Paris while on leave from the U.S. Army

7. 1969 - Hundreds of people clamour to see the marriage of popstars Lulu and Maurice Gibb in a Buckinghamshire church

8. 1972 - The California Supreme Court eliminates the death penalty with a 6-1 vote, saying it is unconstitutional

9. 1981 - Mrs Thatcher's Conservative Government withdraws plans to close 23 pits in its first major U-turn since coming to power two years before

10. 1996 - Three people are feared dead after a bomb explodes on a London bus, nine days after the IRA ended its ceasefire

11. 2006 - The Rolling Stones gave a free concert before a crowd of over 1 million people at Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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