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Calendar for February 18th, 2014

Born 1516: Queen Mary I of England

Born 1848: Louis Comfort Tiffany (artist)

1861: Jefferson Davis inaugurated as provisional president of Confederate states

1862: First session of Confederate Congress, Richmond, Virginia

1879: Auguste Bartholdi granted design patent for Statue of Liberty

1885: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn published in the U.S.

1930: Elm Farm Ollie, a Guernsey, became the first cow to fly in an airplane. On the same trip she also became the first cow milked in flight

1930: Planet Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona

Born 1931: Toni Morrison (author)

Born 1950: Cybill Shepard (actress)

Born 1954: John Travolta (actor)

Born 1957: Vanna White (game show hostess)

Born 1964: Matt Dillon (actor)

Born 1968: Molly Ringwald (actress)

1977: First unmanned test flight of space shuttle Enterprise mounted on another aircraft

1995: Hiroyuki Goto recited pi to 42,195 digits

1997: Trinity Broadcasting Network, a Christian TV network, cancelled Pat Boone's weekly gospel music show after he appeared in black leather and fake tattoos on the American Music Awards show

Died 1998: Harry Caray (sportscaster)

Died 2001: Dale Earnhardt (race car driver)

2010: Evan Lysacek won the Olympic gold medal in men's figure skating. He became the first U.S. man to win the gold medal since Brian Boitano in 1988


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