"Pilgrim's Progress" was published this day, Feb. 18, 1678. It was written by John Bunyan, who was born in Bedford, England, and at age 29 became a Baptist minister. Bunyon was imprisoned over 12 years for preaching without a license. While in jail, he supported his family by making shoelaces. "Pilgrim's Progress," which is an allegory of a Christian's journey to the Celestial City, has been translated into over 100 languages and, after the Bible, held the position as the world's best seller for hundreds of years. It could be found in nearly every colonial New England home.