On this day: February 18

Published On: Feb 17 2013 04:45:58 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 18 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Jefferson Davis becomes the president of the Confederacy, Pluto is discovered, a cow flies, the first Church of Scientology is formed, the Chicago Seven are found not guilty, and Dale Earnhardt dies at the Daytona 500, all on this day.

OTD February 18 - Jefferson Davis
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1861: In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional president of the Confederate States of America. He would be formally elected without opposition in November 1861.

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