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 - Dr Dre
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1965: Rapper and record producer Dr. Dre, best known for his work with the gangsta rap group N.W.A. and for his solo work, is born Andre Romelle Young in Compton, Calif. He is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk and has produced albums for other rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, 50 Cent and The Game.

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