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What Happened on February 11th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes near Moscow, Russia. All 71 people on board die.
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 on 28 February 2013, as a result of his advanced age.
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 18 days of protests.
2008 Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
2006 U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas.
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 (since 1979) when it was closer to the Sun than the gas giant; Pluto is not expected to interact with Neptune's orbit for another 228 years.
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.
1981 Around 100,000 US gallons (380 m3) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.
1979 The Iranian Revolution establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
1978 Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
1973 Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
1971 Cold War: Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, sign the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
1964 Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
1959 The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, 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 The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
1943 World War II: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
1942 World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
1939 A Lockheed P-38 Lightning flies from California to New York in seven hours two minutes.
1938 BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Ŀapek 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; the first National Diet convenes in 1890.
1873 King Amadeo I of Spain abdicates.
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 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 imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta.
1855 Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam.
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.
1790 The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for the abolition of slavery.
1659 The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
1626 Emperor Susenyos I of Ethiopia and Patriarch Afonso Mendes declare the primacy of the Roman See over the Ethiopian Church, and Catholicism to be the state religion of Ethiopia.
1534 Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
1177 John de Courcy's army defeats the native Dunleavey Clan in Ulster. The English establish themselves in Ulster.
660 BC Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
244 Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
55 Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
Famous People Born on February 11

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Year Name
1990 Q'orianka Kilcher, American actress
1649 William Carstares, Scottish minister and academic (d. 1715)
1956 Didier Lockwood, French violinist (Magma) (d. 2018)
1987 Brian Matusz, American baseball player
1982 Ľubomíra Kalinová, Slovak biathlete
1994 Dansby Swanson, American baseball player
1920 Dorothea Krook-Gilead, Latvian-South African author and translator (d. 1989)
1830 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff, Prussian pianist and composer (d. 1913)
1964 Ken Shamrock, American martial artist and wrestler
1900 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher and scholar (d. 2002)
Famous People Deaths On February 11

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Date Name
2016 Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (b. 1971)
1994 Sorrell Booke, American lieutenant, actor, and director (b. 1930)
1978 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist, essayist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
2002 Barry Foster, English actor (b. 1931)
2006 Peter Benchley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1940)
1967 A. J. Muste, Dutch-American minister and activist (b. 1885)
1127 William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1071)
1993 Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
1918 Alexey Kaledin, Russian general (b. 1861)
2012 Aharon Davidi, Israeli general (b. 1927)