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11 February

600BCE – Japan – Traditional date for founding by Emperor Jimmu. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/303939/Jimmu

244 – Roman Empire – Emperor Gordian III murdered. http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/gordian-III.html

731 – Rome – Pope Gregory II died, Gregory III became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_II  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_III

824 – Rome – Pope Paschal I died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Paschal_I

1250 – Egypt – Battle of Al Mansurah ended (Seventh Crusade). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Al_Mansurah

1531 – England – Henry VIII recognized as Supreme Head of the Church of England. http://www.historyonthenet.com/chronology/timelinebreakrome.htm

1659 – Denmark – Assault on Copenhagen (Dano-Swedish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault_on_Copenhagen_(1659)

1715 – America – Tuscarora War ended. http://www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/the-indian-wars/tuscarora-war.htm

1752 – America – Pennsylvania Hospital opened by Benjamin Franklin. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm099.html

1790 – USA – Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) petitioned US Congress for abolition of slavery. http://digitalhistory.hsp.org/pafrm/doc/memorial-pennsylvania-society-promoting-abolition-slavery-senate-and-representatives

1794 – USA – US Senate session opened to the public.

1806 – UK – William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Lord Grenville became Prime Minister (Whig). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/william-wyndham-grenville-1st-baron-grenville

1823 – Malta – 110 boys killed in human crush at Convent of the Minori Osservanti. http://fionavella.com/features/2016/02/to-die-for-a-piece-of-bread/

1826 – UK – University of London founded. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/bloomsbury-project/institutions/ucl.htm

1855 – Ethiopia – Kassa Hailu became Emperor Tewodros II. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tewodros_II

1861 – USA – US House of Representatives passed resolution guaranteeing non-interference with slavery in any state (American Civil War).


1862 – USA – Battle of Fort Donelson began (American Civil War). https://youtu.be/W1dlngJ-GN0 http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fort-donelson.html?tab=facts

1873 – Spain – Amadeus I abdicated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadeo_I_of_Spain

1889 – Japan – Meiji Constitution adopted. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_Constitution

1916 – USA – Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control. http://jwa.org/womenofvalor/goldman

1928 – Switzerland – II Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in St. Moritz. http://www.olympic.org/st-moritz-1928-winter-olympics

1929 – Italy – Lateran Treaty signed. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/331566/Lateran-Treaty

1941 – Germany – RAF attacked Hannover (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – UK – USAAF plane crashed near Tangmere Airfield, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450211-1

1945 – UK – RCAF plane crashed at Knocknagor, Irvinestown, Fermanagh, 11 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450211-2

1947 – USA – US Navy plane crashed between Seattle, WA & Elizabeth City, NC, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470211-1

1951 – South Korea – Geochang Massacre ended (Korean War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geochang_massacre

1952 – USA – National Airlines Flight 101 crashed at Newark International Airport, NJ, 33 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520211-0

1953 – USSR – Broke off diplomatic relations with Israel.

1954 – Peru – FAP plane crashed between Puerto Inca & San Ramon, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540211-1

1957 – UK – Earthquake measuring 5.3Mw, epicentre in Derby, Derbyshire. http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/UKhistoric/19570211154300.html#page=additional

1964 – Republic of China (Taiwan) – Broke off diplomatic relations with France.

1971 – UK, USA, USSR – Seabed Arms Control Treaty signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seabed_Arms_Control_Treaty

1978 – Canada – Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314 crashed at Cranbrook Airport, 42 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19780211-0

1979 – Iran – Iranian Revolution ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Revolution


1990 – South Africa – Nelson Mandela released from Victor Verster Prison. http://youtu.be/5s8xkjG8bx4  http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/11/newsid_2539000/2539947.stm

1997 – USA – Space Shuttle Discovery launched to service Hubble Space Telescope. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-82.html

2009 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre near Talaud Islands. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2009/us2009cybb/

2010 – Iran – Iranian Presidential Election Protests ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Iranian_presidential_election_protests

2011 – Egypt – Egyptian Revolution ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_Revolution_of_2011

2013 – Rome – Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21411304

2014 – Algeria – Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Jaza’eriya plane crashed near Aïn Kercha, 76 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-26138101 http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20140211-0