February 11 in History – What happened on 11 February in Past

11 February - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, February 11 is the day number 42 in a given year. February 11 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

February 11 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
660According to tradition, Emperor Jimmu founded Japan and established his capital in Yamato.
1250Seventh Crusade-After three days of fighting, the Ayyubids successfully defended Al Mansurah, Egypt, from invading crusaders.
1613The Mughal emperor Jahangir allowed the East India Company to set up a factory in Surat.
1715Tuscara War: Tuscara and his allies signed a peace treaty with the Province of Carolina and agreed to go on a reservation near Lake Mattamusket and end the Tuscara War in New York.
1809Robert Fulton invented the stepboat in the United States.
1826University College London was founded as the first secular university in England.
1826Swaminarayan wrote the Shikshapatri, a book of 212 verses thatserves as the basis of Swaminarayan Hinduism.
1847Alva Edison was born to give the world many unique things due to her sharp mind.
1852The first British public toilet for women opened at Bedford Street, London.
1858Fourteen-year-old peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous reported the first of eighteen Marian apparitions in Lourdes, France, resulting in the town becoming a major site for pilgrimages by Catholics.
1874The American inventor Thomas Elva Edison was born.
1919Friedrich Ebert was elected the first President of the German Weimar Republic by the Weimar National Assembly.
1919Friedrich Ebert was elected President of Germany.
1929To help settle the 'Roman Question', Italy and the Holy See of the Roman Catholic Church signed the Lateran Treaty to establish Vatican City as an independent sovereign enclave within Italy.
1938The BBC aired an adaptation of Karel Capek's play R.U.R., thefirst science fiction television programme ever broadcast.
1953The Soviet Union broke diplomatic relations with Israel.
1955Publication of newspapers started in India for the first time.
1963American-born poet Sylvia Plath committed suicide in London.
1964In Greek, Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot residents killed 50 people in a fight in Limassol Cyprus.
1966Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri died in Tashkent.
1968After two black employees were killed on the job, about 1,300black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, US, began a strike that lasted over two months.
1968Jana Sangh founder, writer, journalist Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay was assassinated in Mughalsarai.
1968Border conflict ensued between Israel and Jordan.
1970Japan launched the first satellite Yosumi, on a Lambda-4 rocket.
1978China lifted the ban on the works of Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens.
1978The wedding of sixteen Unification Church couples was held in New York City.
1979The Pahlavi dynasty of Iran effectively collapsed when the military declared itself 'neutral' after rebel troops overwhelmed forces loyal to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in armed street fighting.
1979Iran's prime minister resigns, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seizes power.
1987British Airways was privatized and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
1990Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, was released from Victor Verster Prison near Paarl, South Africa.
1990Nelson Mandela, the great South African leader, was released after a 27-year-long imprisonment.
199646th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio.
1997Bill Paralls becomes the head coach of New York Jets.
1998Lyrics of the song “Candle in the Wind 1997”, was auctioned for $442,500 in 1998.
2001A Dutch computer programmer launched the Anna Kurnikova virus, affecting millions of e-mails.
2006In a hunting visit Dick Chancy accidently shot his own friend in a hunting accident.
2008Rebel East Timorese soldiers invaded the homes of PresidentJosé Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão, seriously wounded the former.
2009Morgan Tsvangirai becomes the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe after an agreement signed staking that they will share power with the president Robert Mugabe.
2010A European Union Summit which was held in 2010 discussed about the possibility of bailing out the Greece’s economy.
2011President Hosni Mubarak relinquishes power to the head of the Higher Military Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.
2011President Hosni Mubarak resigned in the wake of the Egyptian Revolution.
2012Whitney Houston, a well known American singer and actress died suddenly in Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in California at the age of 48.
2013The Parliament election that were held in Monaco with the Horizon Monaco Alliance that won by 50.3% of votes by Scoring 20 out of 24 seats in the country’s national council.
2013An explosion in the Komi region of Russia killed 18 mine workers.
2014The Indian Athletes were granted permission to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics under their own nation’s flag after two years when The Indian Olympic Association was suspended when the Indian officials were found doing corruption in 2012.



Famous Birthdays of February 11:

YearName / Profession / Country
1938Bevan Congdon / Cricketer / New Zealand
1934Mary Quant / Fashion Designer / Britain
1986Kees Luyckx / Footballer / Netherlands
1900Hans-Georg Gadamer / Philosopher / Germany
1805Jean Baptiste Charbonneau / Explorer / United States of America
1920Dorothea Krook-Gilead / Author / South Africa
1920Daniel F. Galouye / Author / United States of America
1985Mike Richards / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1923Antony Flew / Philosopher / United Kingdom
1863John F. Fitzgerald / Politician / United States of America
1833Melville Fuller / Lawyer / United States of America
1928Ivan Hutchinson / Author / Australia
1897Emil Leon Post / Mathematician / United States of America
1649William Carstares / Academic / Scotland
1946Ian Porterfield / Footballer / United Kingdom
1943Joselito / Actor / Spain
1934John Surtees / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
1984Sherlyn Chopra / Actress / India
1988Alwyn Uytingco / Actor / Philippines
1992Taylor Lautner / Actor / United States of America
1943Alan Rubin / Trumpet Player / United States of America
1969Andreas Hilfiker / Footballer / Switzerland
1991Hwang Chansung / Singer / South Korea
1977Mike Shinoda / Writer / United States of America
1953Philip Anglim / Actor / United States of America
1925Kim Stanley / Actress / United States of America
1957Tina Munim / Actress / India
1982Christian Maggio / Footballer / Italy
1962Tammy Baldwin / Politician / United States of America
1945Burhan Ghalioun / Politician / Syria

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