Facts for February 18th~Did You Know?

1516: First Queen of England is born

Slide 1 of 12: Portrait of Queen Mary I (1516 - 1568).

Queen Mary I, first queen of England, also known as Bloody Mary for her persecution of Protestants was born in Palace of Placentia, Greenwich. She ruled from 1553 until her death in 1558.

1930: Pluto is discovered

Slide 6 of 12: (Original Caption) 8/31/1931-Flagstaff, AZ: Clyde W. Tombaugh,. discoverer of the planet Pluto, who is postponing his college education in order that he may be able to complete his studies of the planets. He was awarded the Edwin Emery Slossum Scholarship by Mrs. Slossum in memory of her chemist-scientist husband. Because the region occupied by Pluto has not yet been completely explored, Tombaugh will spend several months at the task. Complete Caption in Negative Sleeve

Photographic evidence of Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Initially considered the ninth planet in the Solar System, it was reclassified as a dwarf planet by International Astronomical Union in 2006.

2001: Dale Earnhardt dies in crash

Slide 10 of 12: Ken Schrader (36) slams into Dale Earnhardt (3) during the Daytona 500 Sunday afternoon Feb. 18, 2001 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Earnhardt was killed in the crash. Earnhardt died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001 at the Daytona 500 from injuries sustained in this crash (AP Photo/Glenn Smith)

Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt Sr., considered as one of the greatest car racers, died at the age of 49 in an accident during the 43rd Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Slide 12 of 12: South Korean rescue workers inspect a subway train destroyed by a fire at a subway station February 18, 2003 in Daegu, 200 miles southeast of Seoul, South Korea. About 120 people were killed and at least 135 injured after a man ignited a milk carton filled with flammable material on a subway train in S. Korea's third largest city, officials said. Police are interrogating a 56-year-old man who was seen carrying a milk carton into the subway car, but no motive has been found.

2003: South Korean subway fire

South Korean rescue workers inspect a subway train destroyed by a fire at a subway station in Daegu, 200 miles southeast of Seoul, South Korea. About 120 people were killed and at least 135 injured after a man ignited a milk carton filled with flammable material.

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