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 - Pluto
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Lowell Observatory Archives

1930: While studying photographs taken in January, astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto. This image compares the two photos Tombaugh used to confirm the movement of Pluto from Jan. 23 to 29.

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