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    What happened on February 11

    • February 11, 0660 BC - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.

    • February 11, 1531 Henry VIII of England recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.

    • February 11, 1543 Battle at Wayna Daga Ethiopian/Portugese troops beat Moslem army

    • February 11, 1543 Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

    • February 11, 1573 "First European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panama)"

    • February 11, 1575 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe

    • February 11, 1638 Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode

    • February 11, 1659 The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.

    • February 11, 1747 Claude de Ramezay and a group of Acadian guides attack the British position at Grand Pré

    • February 11, 1752 Benjamin Franklin helps establish the Pennsylvania Hospital the nation's first hospital.

    • February 11, 1752 "Pennsylvania Hospital, 1st hospital in the United States, opens."

    • February 11, 1766 Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia

    • February 11, 1768 "Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes"

    • February 11, 1778 "On this day in 1778, some 300 people visit Voltaire following his return to Paris. Voltaire had been in exile for 28 years"

    • February 11, 1790 "Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery."

    • February 11, 1790 Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery

    • February 11, 1793 Prussian troops occupy Venlo Netherlands

    • February 11, 1794 First session of United States Senate open to the public.

    • February 11, 1794 First session of US Senate open to the public

    • February 11, 1808 "Anthracite coal first burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre PA"

    • February 11, 1809 Robert Fulton patents the steamboat

    • February 11, 1810 Napoleon marries Marie-Louise of Austria

    • February 11, 1811 President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years

    • February 11, 1812 Confederate Vice President and Georgia statesman Alexander Stephens is born. - USA

    • February 11, 1812 "Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a law that redistricts the state to the advantage of his party, causing opponents to coin the term gerrymandering."

    • February 11, 1814 "Norway's independence is proclaimed, marking the ultimate end of the Kalmar Union."

    • February 11, 1826 University College London is founded under the name University of London.

    • February 11, 1837 American Physiological Society organizes in Boston

    • February 11, 1840 Gaetano Donizetti's opera La Fille du Rgiment receives its first performance in Paris.

    • February 11, 1843 "Giuseppe Verdi's Opera ""I Lombardi,"" premieres in Milan"

    • February 11, 1851 "First cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania vs Victoria, Launceston"

    • February 11, 1852 First British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)

    • February 11, 1854 Major streets lit by coal gas for first time

    • February 11, 1855 "Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam."

    • February 11, 1858 "First apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, southern France"

    • February 11, 1861 President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield IL to Washington DC

    • February 11, 1861 US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state

    • February 11, 1864 "Major Charls Heaphy, Auckland Rifel Volunteers, won the Victoria Cross at Mangapiko River, Waikato during the New Zealand (Maori) Wars"

    • February 11, 1869 "Patrick James Whelan c1840-1869 hanged in a snowstorm before a crowd of 5,000 people for the murder of Thomas D'Arcy McGee"

    • February 11, 1873 King Amadeus I of Spain abdicates.

    • February 11, 1873 Spanish Cortes fires king Amadeus I

    • February 11, 1878 First weekly Weather report published in UK

    • February 11, 1889 Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet of Japan convenes in 1890.

    • February 11, 1889 "The first Japanese written Constitution, handed by the Meiji emperor to his prime minister, Count Kuroda"

    • February 11, 1895 "-17F (-27.2C) in Braemar, Grampian (UK record)"

    • February 11, 1895 Georgetown became part of Washington DC

    • February 11, 1896 "Oscar Wildes ""Salom,"" premieres in Paris"

    • February 11, 1897 "White Rose Mission opens on East 97th Street, NYC"

    • February 11, 1898 "Owen Smith of North Carolina, AME Zion minister, named minister to Liberia"

    • February 11, 1899 "-15F (-26C), Washington DC (district record)"

    • February 11, 1899 "-61F (-52C), Montana (record low temperature)"

    • February 11, 1902 Police assault universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels.

    • February 11, 1903 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.

    • February 11, 1905 Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer nos.

    • February 11, 1907 De Master's Dutch government resigns

    • February 11, 1907 "Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, 322 die"

    • February 11, 1908 Heemskerk's government begins in Holland

    • February 11, 1916 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert

    • February 11, 1916 Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control

    • February 11, 1919 "Friedrich Ebert (SPD), elected President of Germany"

    • February 11, 1922 """April Showers"" by Al Jolson hits #1"

    • February 11, 1922 US intervention army leaves Honduras

    • February 11, 1926 "Leslie Nielsen actor, comedian, born on this day at Regina Saskatchewan"

    • February 11, 1926 Tokelau (Union) islands in south Pacific transfers to New Zealand

    • February 11, 1928 "2nd Winter Olympics games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland"

    • February 11, 1929 "The independence and sovereignty of Vatican City is recognized by Italy, with the signing of the Lateran Treaty."

    • February 11, 1932 73F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February

    • February 11, 1935 "-11F (-24C), Ifrane, Morocco (African record low)"

    • February 11, 1935 "First US airplane flight with auto slung beneath the fuselage, New York Why?"

    • February 11, 1936 Burt Reynolds Emmy Award-winning actor was born

    • February 11, 1936 Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay

    • February 11, 1937 "General Motors formally recognizes the United Automobile Workers Union, ending a sit-down strike against the auto maker."

    • February 11, 1938 "BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., which coined the term ""robot""."

    • February 11, 1939 Lockheed P-38 flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.

    • February 11, 1941 First Gold record presented (Glenn Miller-Chattanooga Choo Choo)

    • February 11, 1941 Lieutenant-General Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli

    • February 11, 1941 Sicherheitsdienst complains about Dutch anti German sentiments

    • February 11, 1942 """Archie"" comic book debuts"

    • February 11, 1942 "In Montreal anti-conscription riot breaks out after 10,000 people rally at the March St-Jacques"

    • February 11, 1942 "On this day, the German battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst, as well as the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, escape from the French port of Brest and make a mad dash up the English Channel to safety in German waters. Very embarrassing for the Royal Navy"

    • February 11, 1942 The Battle of Bukit Timah was fought in Singapore during World War II.

    • February 11, 1943 General Dwight Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe.

    • February 11, 1943 Ottawa imposes severe wartime gasoline rationing of 10 gallons a month for every private car

    • February 11, 1943 Transport nr 47 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany

    • February 11, 1944 German troops re-conquer Aprilia Italy

    • February 11, 1944 U-424 sunk off Ireland

    • February 11, 1945 "First gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey CA"

    • February 11, 1948 "Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut England vs West Indies, out for 140"

    • February 11, 1948 John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland

    • February 11, 1949 Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title

    • February 11, 1950 """Rag Mop"" by The Ames Brothers hit #1"

    • February 11, 1951 Kwame Nkrumah wins first parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)

    • February 11, 1951 "Marshall Teague drove a Hudson Hornet to victory on the beach oval of the 160-mile Daytona Grand National at Daytona Beach, Florida"

    • February 11, 1953 Russia breaks diplomatic relations with Israel

    • February 11, 1953 The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.

    • February 11, 1954 "6th Emmy Awards I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor & Eve Arden win"

    • February 11, 1956 "Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, former members of the British Foreign Office who had disappeared from England in 1951, resurface in Moscow"

    • February 11, 1958 Auto racer Marshall Teague died at age thirty-seven after attempting to raise the closed-course speed record at Daytona.

    • February 11, 1958 Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Minister of Foreign affairs

    • February 11, 1958 Ruth Carol Taylor is first African-American woman hired as flight attendant

    • February 11, 1959 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v West Indies at Delhi)

    • February 11, 1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show

    • February 11, 1961 Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black

    • February 11, 1962 Nine U.S. and South Vietnamese crewmen are killed in a SC-47 crash about 70 miles north of Saigon

    • February 11, 1963 "Beatles tape 10 tracks for their first album, including ""Please, Please Me"""

    • February 11, 1963 CIA Domestic Operations Division created

    • February 11, 1963 Near Kapuskasing Ontarioa shoot-out between loggers and independents sees three Kapuskasing loggers killed and nine wounded0

    • February 11, 1964 Beatles first live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum

    • February 11, 1964 "Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus."

    • February 11, 1964 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France

    • February 11, 1964 The Republic of China (Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France.

    • February 11, 1965 Beatles drummer Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox in London.

    • February 11, 1968 Israeli-Jordanian border clashes.

    • February 11, 1968 "Jeffrey Kramer survives 76 meter jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River NY"

    • February 11, 1969 "Dorey Funk Jr beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champion"

    • February 11, 1969 In Montreal Quebec Canadian and West Indian student demonstrators destroy $1.4 million computer and set fire to data centre at Sir George Williams University

    • February 11, 1970 "26.37 cm (10.38"") of rainfall, Mt Washington NH (state 24-hour record)"

    • February 11, 1970 "Japan joins the space race, by launching a satellite into earth orbit."

    • February 11, 1970 "John Lennon pays 1,344 fines for 96 protesting the South African rugby team playing in Scotland"

    • February 11, 1971 "Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in international waters."

    • February 11, 1971 Montral Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal

    • February 11, 1971 "US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons"

    • February 11, 1973 Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.

    • February 11, 1974 Titan-Centaur test launch fails

    • February 11, 1975 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for Conservative leadership

    • February 11, 1976 Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as first black Secretary of Army

    • February 11, 1977 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)

    • February 11, 1977 Off Nova Scotia fisherman catches 20.2 kg lobster off Nova Scotia; the world's heaviest known crustacean

    • February 11, 1978 16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY

    • February 11, 1978 "Censorship: the People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens."

    • February 11, 1978 EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus

    • February 11, 1978 Number one hit on UK music charts - Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro

    • February 11, 1978 "Pacific Western Airlines aircraft crashes at Cranbrook, killing 43 people; snowplow on runway during PWA jet's landing"

    • February 11, 1979 "43 million watch ""Elvis!"" on ABC"

    • February 11, 1979 Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation

    • February 11, 1979 Islamic revolution of Iran achieved victory by leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    • February 11, 1979 "Musical ""They're Playing Our Song,"" premieres at Imperial NYC for 1082 performances"

    • February 11, 1981 "100,000 gallons (380 m) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers."

    • February 11, 1981 Australia all out 83 vs India at MCG chasing 143 to win

    • February 11, 1981 Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski

    • February 11, 1983 """Weird Al"" Yankovic records ""Ricky"" & ""Buckingham Blues"" debut LP"

    • February 11, 1984 10th space shuttle mission (41-B)-Challenger 4-returns to Earth

    • February 11, 1985 Jordan king Hussein & PLO leader Arafat sign accord

    • February 11, 1985 "Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, New Zealand still wins"

    • February 11, 1986 Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

    • February 11, 1986 Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq

    • February 11, 1986 "Rights activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country"

    • February 11, 1987 British Airways begins trading as a public company

    • February 11, 1987 England beat Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

    • February 11, 1987 Philippines constitution goes into effect

    • February 11, 1988 Anthony M Kennedy appointed to the Supreme Court

    • February 11, 1989 Barbara Clementine Harris consecrated first female bishop (Episcopalian)

    • February 11, 1990 "James ""Buster"" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson to win heavyweight boxing crown"

    • February 11, 1990 "Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is freed from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa."

    • February 11, 1990 South African activist Nelson Mandela is freed after 27 years in prison.

    • February 11, 1991 "UNPO, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, forms in The Hague, Netherlands."

    • February 11, 1992 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo Netherlands (No deaths)

    • February 11, 1993 Baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan announces that he will be retiring after the 1993 season.

    • February 11, 1993 Janet Reno is named by president Bill Clinton as the first woman to hold the position of U.S. attorney general.

    • February 11, 1994 "Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA"

    • February 11, 1995 "The space shuttle Discovery touches down at Cape Canaveral, Florida, ending a mission that included docking with the Russian Mir space station."

    • February 11, 1995 West Indies score 5-660 against New Zealand

    • February 11, 1997 Celine Dion receives an award for her 50 millionth record sold

    • February 11, 1997 Space Shuttle Discovery was launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

    • February 11, 1998 "A federal judge rules that golfer Casey Martin, who suffers from a circulatory condition making it hard to walk, is covered by the American with Disabilities Act. Under the ADA, Martin should be allowed to use a golf cart when he competes in PGA tournaments."

    • February 11, 1998 KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview

    • February 11, 1998 "Lyrics to ""Candle in the Wind 1997,"" auctioned for $442,500"

    • February 11, 1999 "In Afghanistan a 6.0 earthquake killed 70 and 500 injured, at least 14,000 homeless and 7,000 houses destroyed in Lowgar and Vardak Provinces"

    • February 11, 1999 Pluto is once again the farthest planet from the sun in our solar system

    • February 11, 2006 U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Harry Whittington in the face while the two are hunting together.

    • February 11, 2007 "In Portugal, a national referendum dictates non-therapeutic abortion to become legal when requested by the woman during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy."







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