Today in History: February 18

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Today in History: February 18

February 18, 2014 Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 11:25 AM CDT

Take a look at the video below to find out important happenings from this day in history.

Included: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is first published; Jefferson Davis is sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America; 'Chicago Seven' defendants in court; Dale Earnhardt, Senior dies.