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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 31 - 52.

  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
  • 1943
    World War II: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
  • 1953
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
  • 1953
    The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • 1959
    The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
  • 1964
    Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
  • 1968
    Israeli–Jordanian border clashes rage.
  • 1968
    The Memphis Sanitation Strike begins.
  • 1971
    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.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
  • 1978
    Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
  • 1979
    The Iranian Revolution establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
  • 1981
    Around 100000 USgal of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.
  • 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 40:1 underdog, knocks out Mike Tyson in ten rounds at Tokyo to win boxing’s world Heavyweight title and cause one of the largest upsets in sports history.
  • 1997
    Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • 2001
    A Dutch programmer launched the Anna Kournikova virus infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.
  • 2008
    Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
  • 2008
    Namdaemun, a 550-year-old gate in South Korea, was toppled by fire.
  • 2011
    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.
  • 2014
    A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.
  • 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.

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