Posted: Feb 07, 2018 07:30 PM MST
Updated: Feb 08, 2018 11:06 AM MST
A Georgia boy has been chosen as the first Gerber spokesbaby with special needs.
Jefferson Davis becomes the president of the Confederacy, Pluto is discovered, the first Church of Scientology is formed, and Dale Earnhardt dies at the Daytona 500, all on this day.
A submarine sinks a ship for the first time, "Madame Butterfly" premieres, the Basketball Hall of Fame opens, and Danica Patrick wins pole position at the Daytona 500, all on this day.
Take a look at Olympic mascots going back to 1980.