What Was Happening On This Day – 11 February In History

On February 11th, which is the 42nd day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar, many significant events have taken place in both India and world history. These events have left their mark and are forever recorded in the annals of time. Let’s take a look at a few of these noteworthy happenings that can expand your general knowledge: birthdays of prominent individuals, passing of famous figures, signing of peace treaties, independence of nations, technological advancements, shifts in power, and observance of important national and international days.

11 February: World’s Most Important Historical Events

660Emperor Jimmu founded Japan and established his capital in Yamato
1250Seventh Crusade- Ayyubids defended Al Mansurah, Egypt, from invading crusaders
1613Mughal emperor Jahangir allows East India Co. to set up a factory in Surat
1715Tuscarora War ends with a peace treaty and reservation near Lake Mattamusket
1809Robert Fulton invents the steamboat in the US
1826University College London founded as the first secular university in England
1826Swaminarayan writes Shikshapatri, the basis of Swaminarayan Hinduism
1847Thomas Edison, an inventor, born
1852The first British public toilet for women opens in London
1858Bernadette Soubirous reports first Marian apparition in Lourdes, France
1874Thomas Edison, an inventor, born
1919Friedrich Ebert was elected the first President of the Weimar Republic, in Germany
1929Lateran Treaty settles Roman Question and establishes Vatican City in Italy
1938BBC airs its first science fiction TV program, an adaptation of R.U.R.
1953Soviet Union breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
1955Publication of newspapers starts in India
1963American-born poet Sylvia Plath commits suicide in London
1964Limassol, Cyprus sees 50 killed in a fight between Greek and Turkish residents
1966Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri dies in Tashkent
1968Sanitation workers in Memphis, TN strike for 2 months after 2 black employees killed
1968Jana Sangh founder, writer, and journalist Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay assassinated
1968Border conflict ensues between Israel and Jordan
1970Japan launches first satellite Yosumi on Lambda-4 rocket
1978China lifts ban on works of Aristotle, Shakespeare, and Dickens
1978Wedding of 16 Unification Church couples held in New York City
1979The Pahlavi dynasty of Iran effectively collapses, and Ayatollah Khamenei seizes power
1987British Airways privatized, listed on London Stock Exchange
1990Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela released after 27 years in prison
199646th NBA All-Star Game, East beats West 129-118
1997Bill Parcells becomes head coach of the New York Jets
1998“Candle in the Wind 1997” lyrics auctioned for $442,500
2001Dutch programmer launches Anna Kurnikova virus, affects millions of emails
2006Dick Cheney accidentally shoots a friend in a hunting accident
2008Rebel soldiers invade the homes of the President and Prime Minister in East Timor
2009Morgan Tsvangirai becomes Prime Minister of Zimbabwe after a power-sharing agreement
2010EU Summit discusses the possibility of bailing out Greece’s economy
2011Hosni Mubarak resigns as President of Egypt after Egyptian Revolution
2012Whitney Houston, singer, and actress, dies at the age 48
2013Horizon Monaco Alliance wins 50.3% of the votes in the Monaco Parliament election
2013An explosion in the Komi region of Russia killed 18 mine workers
2014Indian Athletes were granted permission to compete at the Winter Olympics under their own nation’s flag

Famous Birthdays of 11 February

Birth YearDeath YearName/Category/Country
1380Poggio Bracciolini / Scholar / Italy
1568Honoré d’Urfé / Author / France
1649William Carstares / Academic / Scotland
1657Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle / Poet / France
1708Egidio Duni / Composer / Italy
1755Albert Christoph Dies / Painter / Germany
1764Joseph Chénier / Poet / France
1776Ioannis Kapodistrias / Politician / Greece
1796Giovanni Pacini / Educator / Italy
1799Basil Moreau / Priest / France
1800Henry Fox Talbot / Politician / UK
1802Lydia Maria Child / Author / USA
1805Jean Baptiste Charbonneau / Explorer / USA
1812Alexander H. Stephens / Politician / USA
1813Otto Ludwig / Author / Germany
1821Auguste Mariette / Archaeologist / France
1830Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff / Composer / Russia
1833Melville Fuller / Lawyer / USA
1839Josiah Willard Gibbs / Mathematician / USA
1845Ahmet Tevfik Pasha / Politician / Turkey

Timeline of Indian Historical Events of 11 February

1613Jahangir, the Mughal emperor, permitted the East India Company to establish a factory in Surat.
1955Newspaper publication started in India for the first time.
2014Indian athletes were given the green light to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics under their own nation’s flag. The Indian Olympic Association had been suspended for two years due to corruption allegations against Indian officials in 2012.

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