Historical Events on February 11, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on February 11th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 COVID-19 pandemic: The World Health Organization officially names the coronavirus outbreak as COVID-19, with the virus being designated SARS-CoV-2.
2018 Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes near Moscow, Russia with 71 deaths and no survivors.
2017 North Korea test fires a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
2016 A man shoots six people dead at an education center in Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia.
2015 A university student was murdered as she resisted an attempted rape in Turkey, sparking nationwide protests and public outcry against harassment and violence against women.
2014 A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.
2013 The Vatican confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI would resign the papacy as a result of his advanced age.
2013 Militants claiming to be from the Sultanate of Sulu invade Lahad Datu District, Sabah, Malaysia, beginning the Lahad Datu standoff.
2011 Arab Spring: The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 17 days of protests.
2008 Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
2001 A Dutch programmer launched the Anna Kournikova virus infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.
1999 Pluto crosses Neptune's orbit, ending a nearly 20-year period when it was closer to the Sun than the gas giant; Pluto is not expected to interact with Neptune's orbit again until 2231.
1997 Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
1990 Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
1990 Buster Douglas, a 42:1 underdog, knocks out Mike Tyson in ten rounds at Tokyo to win boxing's world Heavyweight title.
1979 The Iranian Revolution establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
1978 Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314 crashes at the Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada with 42 deaths and seven survivors.
1971 Cold War: the Seabed Arms Control Treaty opened for signature outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
1970 Japan launches Ohsumi, becoming the fourth nation to put an object into orbit using its own booster.
1959 The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
1953 Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower denies all appeals for clemency for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
1953 Israeli-Soviet relations are severed.
1942 World War II: Second day of the Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
1938 BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television programme, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot".
1937 The Flint sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers trade union.
1929 Kingdom of Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
1919 Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
1906 Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos.
1903 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna, Austria.
1889 Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted.
1873 King Amadeo I of Spain abdicates, forming the First Spanish Republic.
1861 American Civil War: The United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
1858 Bernadette Soubirous's first vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary occurs in Lourdes, France.
1856 The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is deposed.
1855 Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia.
1843 Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata receives its first performance in Milan, Italy.
1840 Gaetano Donizetti's opera La fille du régiment receives its first performance in Paris, France.
1826 University College London is founded as University of London.
1823 Carnival tragedy of 1823: About 110 boys are killed during a stampede at the Convent of the Minori Osservanti in Valletta, Malta.
1812 Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry is accused of "gerrymandering" for the first time.
1808 Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
1794 First session of United States Senate opens to the public.
1659 The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
1586 Sir Francis Drake with an English force captures and occupies the Spanish colonial port of Cartagena de Indias for two months, obtaining a ransom and booty.
1584 A naval expedition led by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa founds Nombre de Jesús, the first of two short-lived Spanish settlements in the Strait of Magellan.
1534 Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
951 Guo Wei, a court official, leads a military coup and declares himself emperor of the new Later Zhou.
660 Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
55 The death under mysterious circumstances of Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman empire, on the eve of his coming of age clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
Famous People Born on February 11

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Year Name
1971 Damian Lewis, English actor
1863 John F. Fitzgerald, American politician; Mayor of Boston (d. 1950)
1962 Tammy Baldwin, American lawyer and politician
1938 Bevan Congdon, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2018)
1649 William Carstares, Scottish minister and academic (d. 1715)
1900 Jōsei Toda, Japanese educator and activist (d. 1958)
1987 Brian Matusz, American baseball player
1904 Lucile Randon, French supercentenarian
1909 Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1937 Phillip Walker, American singer and guitarist (d. 2010)
Famous People Deaths On February 11

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Date Name
1976 Lee J. Cobb, American actor (b. 1911)
1975 Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy colonel and politician, President of Madagascar (b. 1931)
1948 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
1994 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (b. 1946)
1986 Frank Herbert, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
2010 Heward Grafftey, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1928)
1958 Ernest Jones, Welsh neurologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1879)
1918 Alexey Kaledin, Russian general (b. 1861)
1626 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1548)
2009 Estelle Bennett, American singer (b. 1941)