Feb 18, 2017
February 18. In 1841, the first continuous filibuster in the US Senate began and lasted until March 11. In 1930, Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly and be milked in an airplane. On the same day, Pluto was discovered. In 1970, the Chicago Seven were found innocent of conspiring to incite riots at the ’68 Democratic National Convention. In 2006, Shani Davis became the first Black athlete to win an individual gold in Winter Olympics history. Happy Birthday, Nikkos Kazantzakis, Wallace Stegner, Toni Morrison, Yoko Ono, Audre Lorde. It’s National Democracy Day in Nepal. Mission: Milk the rage. It’s justified.