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On this day: February 18

POSTED: 02:45 AM PST Feb 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 17, 2014 

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 - Elm Farm Ollie
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1930: Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft. The cow flew 72 miles from Bismarck, Mo., to St. Louis as part of the International Air Exposition in St. Louis.

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