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 - Milos Forman
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1932: Film director Milos Forman, best known for the movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," both of which earned him Oscars for Best Director, is born Jan Tomás Forman in Cáslav, Czechoslovakia. Forman also earned a Best Director Oscar nomination for "The People vs. Larry Flynt" and has also directed such movies as "Hair," "Valmont" and "Man on the Moon."

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