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Calendar for February 18th, 2014


  • Born 1516: Queen Mary I of England

  • 1840s

  • Born 1848: Louis Comfort Tiffany (artist)

  • 1860s

  • 1861: Jefferson Davis inaugurated as provisional president of Confederate states

  • 1862: First session of Confederate Congress, Richmond, Virginia

  • 1870s

  • 1879: Auguste Bartholdi granted design patent for Statue of Liberty

  • 1880s

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

  • 1930s

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

  • 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

  • Born 1931: Toni Morrison (author)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1950: Cybill Shepard (actress)

  • Born 1954: John Travolta (actor)

  • Born 1957: Vanna White (game show hostess)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1964: Matt Dillon (actor)

  • Born 1968: Molly Ringwald (actress)

  • 1970s

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

  • 1990s

  • 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)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2001: Dale Earnhardt (race car driver)

  • 2010s

  • 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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