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On February 18th, 1861, Jefferson
Davis was sworn in as president of the
Confederate States of America in Montgomery,
In 1516, Mary Tudor, the Queen of
England popularly known as "Bloody
Mary," was born in Greenwich Palace.
In 1546, Martin
Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation in
In 1564, the
artist Michelangelo died in Rome.
In 1885, Mark
Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn" was published in the US for the first
In 1930, the ninth
planet of our solar system, Pluto, was
In 1960, the
Eighth Winter Olympic Games were formally opened
in Squaw Valley, California, by Vice President
In 1970, the
Chicago Seven defendants were found innocent of
conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic
In 1972, the
California Supreme Court struck down the state's
In 1977, the space
shuttle "Enterprise," sitting atop a
Boeing 747, went on its maiden "flight"
above the Mojave Desert.
In 1988, Anthony
M. Kennedy was sworn in as the 104th justice of
the US Supreme Court.
Ten years ago: In
general elections, Japan's conservative governing
party held onto its 34-year-old majority in the
Parliament's lower house.
Five years ago:
The NAACP replaced veteran chairman William
Gibson with Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of
slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, after the
rank-and-file declared no confidence in Gibson's
One year ago: The
Clinton administration warned Serbian President
Slobodan Milosevic to choose peace with ethnic
Albanians in Kosovo, or face a devastating
"Opinion is that
exercise of the human will which helps us to make
a decision without information."
John Erskine, American author and educator