THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 11/02


This day in #history 11/02
FEBRUARY 11TH

660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of
Japan by Emperor Jimmu

1814 – Norway’ s independence proclaimed

1826 – University College London founded ; known until 1836 as London University

1951 – Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary
election on Gold coast (Ghana)

1987 – Philippines constitution goes into effect

1990 – Nelson Mandela released after 27 years
imprisonment in South Africa

2011 – Egyptian Revolution culminates in the
resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of
power to the Supreme Military Council after 18
days of protests.

2012 – Israeli Air Force conducts four air strikes
in Gaza Strip

2013 – Pope Benedict XVI announces his
resignation from February 28, the first pope to
resign since 1415

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1847 – Thomas Alva Edison , Milan Ohio, lit up your life ( held 1200 patents )

1917 – Sidney Sheldon, novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony , Bloodline)

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1969 – Jennifer Aniston , Sherman Oaks California , actress (Rachel – Friends )

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1981 – Kelly Rowland , American singer

1992 – Taylor Lautner, American actor

FAMOUS DEATHS

1650 – Rene Descartes , philosopher “I think
therefore I am ” , stops thinking

2012 – Whitney Houston, American singer and
actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age
48

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