Posted: Feb 02, 2018 09:13 AM MST
Updated: Feb 02, 2018 09:20 AM MST
Friday marks the one-week mark before the biggest ever Winter Olympic Games get underway.
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.