History Lesson DayBird - February 18th 1294 – Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (b. 1215) 1516 – Mary Tudor, the queen of England popularly known as "Bloody Mary," was born in Greenwich Palace. Invents my favorite hangover drink, hence her nickname. 1546 – Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, died. I know a Lutheran. 1564 - Michelangelo done. 1861 – Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Constipated States of America. 1873 – Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities. 1878 – John Tunstall is murdered, sparking the Lincoln County War in New Mexico. More importantly, Terence Stamp, played John Tunstall in Young Guns. Yes, that Terence Stamp. so cool. 1930 - Photographic evidence of Pluto was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. Originally classified as a planet, the icy rock was downgraded to "dwarf planet" in 2006. Que triste. 1954 – The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California. hijinx ensue. It is also John T’s Birthday today. Go team Xenu! 1955 – Operation Teapot: Teapot test shot "Wasp" is successfully detonated at the Nevada Test Site with a yield of 1.2 kilotons. Wasp is the first of fourteen shots of the Teapot series.