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February 11 Historical Events

The following events took place on February 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 52 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 660 BC
    Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
  • 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.
  • 244
    Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
  • 1177
    John de Courcy’s army defeats the native Dunleavey Clan in Ulster. The English establish themselves in Ulster.
  • 1534
    Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
  • 1626
    Emperor Susenyos I of Ethiopia and Patriarch Afonso Mendes declare the primacy of the Roman See over the Ethiopian Church, and Roman Catholicism the state religion of Ethiopia.
  • 1659
    The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
  • 1790
    The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.
  • 1794
    First session of United States Senate opens to the public.
  • 1808
    Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
  • 1812
    Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry “gerrymanders” for the first time.
  • 1826
    University College London is founded under the name University of London.
  • 1826
    Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within Swaminarayan Hinduism.
  • 1840
    Gaetano Donizetti’s opera La fille du régiment receives its first performance in Paris, France.
  • 1843
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata receives its first performance in Milan, Italy.
  • 1855
    Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam
  • 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.
  • 1858
    Bernadette Soubirous’s first vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
  • 1873
    King Amadeo I of Spain abdicates.
  • 1889
    Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted; the first National Diet convenes in 1890.
  • 1903
    Anton Bruckner’s 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1906
    Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos.
  • 1916
    Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
  • 1919
    Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
  • 1925
    Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, Inc. Was Founded At The College of New Jersey
  • 1929
    Kingdom of Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
  • 1937
    A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers.
  • 1938
    BBC Television produces the world’s first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term “robot”.
  • 1939
    A Lockheed P-38 Lightning flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.

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