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On This Day: February 11th

This is 42nd day of the year and 323 days remain in the year.

in history
1805
Lewis and Clark's Shoshone guide Sacajawea gave birth to a son, Jean Baptiste.
1809
Robert Fulton patented the steamboat.
1858
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes first saw a vision of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, France, leading to the foundation of the shrine of Lourdes.
1929
Lateran Treaty was signed, with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.
1970
Japan became the fourth country to put a satellite into orbit.
1979
Ayatollah Khomeini's followers seized control of the Iran government.
1989
The Episcopal Church Boston diocese consecrated Barbara Harris as the church's first woman bishop.
1990
South African resistance leader, Nelson Mandela, was released from prison after more than 27 years.
2011
As a result of the Arab Spring protests, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announces his resignation and hands power of the country over to the military.
2012
Pop star Whitney Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, the night before the annual Grammy Awards.
February 11 BirthdaysThomas Edison1847–1931, American Inventor.
Eva Gaboractor
Burt Reynoldsactor
Sheryl Crowsinger
Manuel NoriegaPanamanian General
Farouk Iking of Egypt
Jennifer Anistonactress
Lydia Childauthor and abolitionist
Alexander H. Stephenspolitical leader
Sir Vivian Ernest Fuchsgeologist and explorer
Joseph L. Mankiewiczdirector, screenwriter, producer



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