18th February

The events happened on 18th February are :

1930 : Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh : Using a 13-inch (33-cm) telescope at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, Clyde W. Tombaugh, a 24-year-old American with no formal training in astronomy, discovered the planet Pluto this day in 1930.

2001 : American stock-car racer Dale Earnhardt, Sr., died from injuries suffered during a crash in the final lap of the Daytona 500.

1975 : REA Express, Inc., at one time the largest delivery service in the United States, filed for bankruptcy.

1960 : Seven nations established the Latin American Free Trade Association (LAFTA), predecessor to the Latin American Integration Association.

1861 : Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as provisional president of the Confederate States of America.

1848 : Louis Comfort Tiffany—an American designer internationally recognized as one of the greatest proponents of Art Nouveau, particularly in the art of glassmaking—was born.

1546 : Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, died at age 62 in Eisleben, Saxony.

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