On this day: February 18

Published On: Feb 17 2013 04:45:58 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 18 2014 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 - Cybill Shepherd
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1950: Actress Cybill Shepherd, best known for the TV show "Moonlighting" and her movie roles in "The Last Picture Show" and "Taxi Driver," is born in Memphis, Tenn. Shepherd has also starred in her own sitcom, "Cybill," from 1995 to 1998 and has had recurring roles on "The L Word" and "Psych."

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