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 - Mary I
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1516: Queen Mary I of England, whose brutal persecution of Protestants caused her opponents to give her the sobriquet "Bloody Mary," is born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, London.

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