On This Day In History………18th February

 

1490

Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (France), is born. A noted military leader, he would command Royal troops for Emperor Charles V - in the defense of the Sack of Rome (1527). He will die during the attack.

1621

Miles Standish is made a Captain and placed in military control over Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts), today.

1855

The US Congress authorized the building of a Telegraph Line from Mississippi to The Pacific Ocean – today.