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What happend on 11. February in History

In our data base we found 354 events happened on 11. February:
  • 55: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor. [category: Events]
  • 244: Gordian III, Emperor of Rome [category: Deaths]
  • 244: Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory. [category: Events]
  • 641: Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium [category: Deaths]
  • 731: Pope Gregory II [category: Deaths]

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  • 821: Saint Benedict of Aniane [category: Deaths]
  • 824: Pope Paschal I [category: Deaths]
  • 1141: Hugo of St. Victor, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1096) [category: Deaths]
  • 1160: Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123) [category: Deaths]
  • 1177: John de Courcy's Army defeats the native Dunleavey Clan in Ulster. The English have established themselves in Ulster. [category: Events]
  • 1377: King Ladislaus of Naples (d. 1414) [category: Births]
  • 1380: Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist (d. 1459) [category: Births]
  • 1466: Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII of England (d. 1503) [category: Births]
  • 1503: Elizabeth of York, queen consort of Henry VII of England (b. 1466) [category: Deaths]
  • 1531: Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England. [category: Events]
  • 1535: Pope Gregory XIV (d. 1591) [category: Births]
  • 1568: Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (d. 1625) [category: Births]
  • 1626: Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (b. 1552) [category: Deaths]
  • 1626: Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia and Patriarch Afonso Mendes declare the primacy of the Roman See over the Ethiopian Church and Roman Catholicism the state religion of Ethiopia. [category: Events]
  • 1637: Friedrich Nicolaus Brauns, German composer and music director in Hamburg (d. 1718) [category: Births]

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  • 1649: William Carstares, Scottish minister (d. 1715) [category: Births]
  • 1650: René Descartes, French philosopher, mathematician and writer (b. 1596) [category: Deaths]
  • 1657: Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (d. 1757) [category: Births]
  • 1659: The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses. [category: Events]
  • 1685: David Teniers III, Flemish painter (b. 1638) [category: Deaths]
  • 1708: Egidio Duni, Italian composer (d. 1775) [category: Births]
  • 1713: Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor of India (b. 1664) [category: Deaths]
  • 1752: Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin. [category: Events]
  • 1755: Albert Christoph Dies, German composer (d. 1822) [category: Births]
  • 1755: Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (b. 1675) [category: Deaths]
  • 1762: Johann Tobias Krebs, German composer (b. 1690) [category: Deaths]
  • 1763: William Shenstone, English poet (b. 1714) [category: Deaths]
  • 1764: Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (d. 1811) [category: Births]
  • 1774: Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847) [category: Births]
  • 1776: Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831) [category: Births]
  • 1790: The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery. [category: Events]
  • 1794: First session of United States Senate open to the public. [category: Events]
  • 1795: Carl Michael Bellman, Swedish poet and composer (b. 1740) [category: Deaths]
  • 1797: Antoine Dauvergne, French composer (b. 1713) [category: Deaths]
  • 1799: The Blessed Father Basil Anthony Marie Patrice Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (d. 1873) [category: Births]
  • 1800: Henry Fox Talbot, English photographer and inventor (d. 1877) [category: Births]
  • 1802: Lydia Maria Child, American abolitionist (d. 1880) [category: Births]
  • 1805: Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, son of Sacagawea (d. 1866) [category: Births]
  • 1808: Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal. [category: Events]
  • 1812: Alexander Hamilton Stephens, American politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America and 50th Governor of Georgia (d. 1883) [category: Births]
  • 1812: Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry "gerrymanders" for the first time. [category: Events]
  • 1813: Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865) [category: Births]
  • 1819: Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, American composer (d. 1890) [category: Births]
  • 1821: Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881) [category: Births]
  • 1826: Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within the Swaminarayan faith. [category: Events]
  • 1826: University College London is founded under the name University of London. [category: Events]
  • 1829: The Rev. Samuel Lodge, English clergyman, author and headmaster (d. 1897) [category: Births]
  • 1829: Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795) [category: Deaths]
  • 1830: Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff, Prussian musician (d. 1913) [category: Births]
  • 1833: Melville Weston Fuller, American jurist and 8th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1910) [category: Births]
  • 1839: Josiah Willard Gibbs, American physicist (d. 1903) [category: Births]
  • 1840: Gaetano Donizetti's opera La Fille du Régiment receives its first performance in Paris. [category: Events]
  • 1843: Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan. [category: Events]
  • 1847: Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor (d. 1931) [category: Births]
  • 1855: Ellen Day Hale,American painter and printmaker (d. 1940) [category: Births]
  • 1855: Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam [category: Events]
  • 1860: Rachilde, French author (d. 1953) [category: Births]
  • 1861: American Civil War: United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state. [category: Events]
  • 1862: Elizabeth Siddal, British poet and artist (b. 1829) [category: Deaths]
  • 1868: Léon Foucault, French astronomer (b. 1819) [category: Deaths]
  • 1869: Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945) [category: Births]
  • 1869: Helene Kroller-Muller, Dutch museum founder (d. 1939) [category: Births]
  • 1872: Hannah Mitchell, English socialist and suffragette (d. 1956) [category: Births]
  • 1873: King Amadeus I of Spain abdicates. [category: Events]
  • 1874: Elsa Beskow, Swedish author (d. 1953) [category: Births]
  • 1874: Fritz Hart, English-born composer (d. 1949) [category: Births]
  • 1878: Peder Lykkeberg, Danish swimmer (d. 1944) [category: Births]
  • 1879: Honoré Daumier, French caricaturist and painter (b. 1808) [category: Deaths]
  • 1887: John van Melle, South African writer (d. 1953) [category: Births]
  • 1889: Acharya Ramlochan Saran, Indian writer (d. 1971) [category: Births]
  • 1889: Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted; the first Diet of Japan convenes in 1890. [category: Events]
  • 1890: David Drummond, Australian politician (d. 1965) [category: Births]
  • 1891: J.W. Hearne English cricketer (d. 1965) [category: Births]
  • 1894: Alfonso Leng, Chilean composer (d. 1974) [category: Births]
  • 1898: Leó Szilárd, Hungarian-born physicist (d. 1964) [category: Births]
  • 1900: Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher (d. 2002) [category: Births]
  • 1900: Josei Toda, Japanese educator (d. 1958) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Roddy Connolly, Irish politician, son of James Connolly (d. 1980) [category: Births]
  • 1902: Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971) [category: Births]
  • 1903: Hans Redlich, Austrian composer (d. 1968) [category: Births]
  • 1903: Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna. [category: Events]
  • 1904: Sir Keith Holyoake, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1983) [category: Births]
  • 1906: Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer nos. [category: Events]
  • 1908: Philip Dunne, American screenwriter, director and producer (d. 1992) [category: Births]
  • 1908: Vivian Ernest Fuchs, English geologist (d. 1999) [category: Births]
  • 1909: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1909: Max Baer, American boxer and actor (d. 1959) [category: Births]
  • 1912: Roy Fuller, English writer (d. 1991) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Matt Dennis, American singer (d. 2002) [category: Births]
  • 1915: Patrick Leigh Fermor, English author (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1916: Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control. [category: Events]
  • 1917: Sidney Sheldon, American author (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1917: T. Nagi Reddy, Indian revolutionary (d. 1976) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (b. 1872) [category: Deaths]
  • 1919: Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born actress (d. 1995) [category: Births]
  • 1919: Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany. [category: Events]
  • 1920: Billy Halop, American actor (d. 1976) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Boyd Bartley, American baseball player (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Daniel "Chappie" James Jr., American general (d. 1978) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Daniel F. Galouye, science fiction author (d. 1976) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Farouk I of Egypt (d. 1965) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Lloyd Bentsen, American politician and 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Antony Flew, British philosopher (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (b. 1847) [category: Deaths]
  • 1925: Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1925: Virginia E. Johnson, of Masters and Johnson renown. American psychologist. [category: Births]
  • 1926: Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1926: Paul Bocuse, French chef [category: Births]
  • 1926: Sir Alexander Gibson, Scottish conductor (d. 1995) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Sinclair Stevens, Canadian businessman and politician [category: Births]
  • 1929: Fascist Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty. [category: Events]
  • 1930: Roy De Forest, American painter (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1931: Larry Merchant, American sportswriter [category: Births]
  • 1931: Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (b. 1854) [category: Deaths]
  • 1932: Dennis Skinner, British politician [category: Births]
  • 1932: Jerome Lowenthal, American pianist [category: Births]
  • 1934: John Surtees, English motorcycle and race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1934: Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and dictator [category: Births]
  • 1934: Mary Quant, English fashion designer [category: Births]
  • 1934: Mel Carnahan, American politician and 51st Governor of Missouri (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1934: Tina Louise, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1935: Bent Lorentzen, Danish composer [category: Births]
  • 1935: Gene Vincent, American musician (d. 1971) [category: Births]
  • 1935: Germanos Karavangelis, Greek bishop and fighter (b. 1866) [category: Deaths]
  • 1936: Burt Reynolds, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1937: Bill Lawry, Australian cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1937: Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1937: Phillip Walker, American electric blues guitarist [category: Births]
  • 1937: A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union. [category: Events]
  • 1938: Bevan Congdon, New Zealand cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1938: Bobby Pickett, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1938: Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress [category: Births]
  • 1938: BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot". [category: Events]
  • 1939: Gerry Goffin, American lyricist [category: Births]
  • 1939: Jane Yolen, American author [category: Births]
  • 1939: Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer (b. 1874) [category: Deaths]
  • 1939: A Lockheed XP-38 flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes. [category: Events]
  • 1940: Ellen Day Hale, American painter and printmaker (b. 1855) [category: Deaths]
  • 1940: John Buchan, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1875) [category: Deaths]
  • 1941: Sergio Mendes, Brazilian musician [category: Births]
  • 1942: Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian industrialist, a philanthropist, and Indian independence fighter. (b. 1884) [category: Deaths]
  • 1942: The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo". [category: Events]
  • 1942: World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore. [category: Events]
  • 1943: Joselito, Spanish singer [category: Births]
  • 1943: Serge Lama, French singer [category: Births]
  • 1943: World War II: General Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe. [category: Events]
  • 1945: Burhan Ghalioun, Syrian politician [category: Births]
  • 1945: Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (b. 1891) [category: Deaths]
  • 1946: Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Pierre Curzi, Canadian actor and politician [category: Births]
  • 1947: Derek Shulman, English musician (Gentle Giant) [category: Births]
  • 1947: Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress [category: Births]
  • 1947: Roy Carrier, American Zydeco musician (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1947: Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese politician [category: Births]
  • 1948: Chris Rush, American stand-up comedian [category: Births]
  • 1948: Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet film director (b. 1898) [category: Deaths]
  • 1949: Guy Cloutier, French-Canadian music executive; father of Véronique Cloutier [category: Births]
  • 1953: Jeb Bush, American politician and 43rd Governor of Florida [category: Births]
  • 1953: Philip Anglim, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1953: President Dwight Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. [category: Events]
  • 1953: The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel. [category: Events]
  • 1954: Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer [category: Births]
  • 1954: Wesley Strick, American screenwriter [category: Births]
  • 1954: Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (b. 1877) [category: Deaths]
  • 1956: Catherine Hickland, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1956: Didier Lockwood, French violinist [category: Births]
  • 1956: H.R., American singer (Bad Brains) [category: Births]
  • 1957: Mitchell Symons, British writer [category: Births]
  • 1957: Peter Klashorst, Dutch painter, sculptor, and photographer [category: Births]
  • 1958: Ernest Jones, British psychonanalyst (b. 1879) [category: Deaths]
  • 1959: Bradley Cole, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1959: Deborah Meaden, British entrepreneur [category: Births]
  • 1959: Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi, Iranian politician and educator [category: Births]
  • 1959: Roberto Moreno, Brazilian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1959: Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 1959: The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom. [category: Events]
  • 1960: Nick Currie, Scottish musician [category: Births]
  • 1960: Richard Mastracchio, NASA astronaut [category: Births]
  • 1961: Carey Lowell, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1961: Mary Docter, American speed skater [category: Births]
  • 1962: Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist [category: Births]
  • 1962: Sheryl Crow, American musician [category: Births]
  • 1962: Tammy Baldwin, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1963: Diane Franklin, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1963: José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1963: John Olof Dahlgren, American recipient of the Medal of Honor (b. 1872) [category: Deaths]
  • 1963: Sylvia Plath, American writer (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 1964: Ken Shamrock, American martial artist [category: Births]
  • 1964: Sarah Palin, American politician and 9th Governor of Alaska [category: Births]
  • 1964: Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus. [category: Events]
  • 1964: The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France. [category: Events]
  • 1965: Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer [category: Births]
  • 1966: Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, French comedian, actor and political activist [category: Births]
  • 1967: Hank Gathers, American basketball player (d. 1990) [category: Births]
  • 1967: Ty Treadway, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1967: Uwe Daßler, German swimmer [category: Births]
  • 1967: A.J. Muste, American peace activist (b. 1885) [category: Deaths]
  • 1967: Tran Tu Binh, Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1907) [category: Deaths]
  • 1968: Howard Lindsay, American playwright (b. 1888) [category: Deaths]
  • 1968: Israeli-Jordanian border clashes. [category: Events]
  • 1969: Andreas Hilfiker, Swiss footballer [category: Births]
  • 1969: Jennifer Aniston, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1969: P.J. Sparxx, American pornographic actress [category: Births]
  • 1970: Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish musician (Meshuggah) [category: Births]
  • 1971: Damian Lewis, British actor [category: Births]
  • 1971: Evan Tanner, American mixed-martial artist (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1971: Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters. [category: Events]
  • 1972: Bernd Meier, German footballer (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1972: Brian Daubach, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1972: Craig Jones, American musician (Slipknot) [category: Births]
  • 1972: Kelly Slater, American surfer [category: Births]
  • 1972: Steve McManaman, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1972: Jan Wils, Dutch architect (b. 1891) [category: Deaths]
  • 1973: Ethan Iverson, jazz pianist [category: Births]
  • 1973: Jeon Do-yeon, Korean actress [category: Births]
  • 1973: Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician (Burzum, Mayhem) [category: Births]
  • 1973: J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1907) [category: Deaths]
  • 1973: Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place. [category: Events]
  • 1974: Alex Jones, American radio host [category: Births]
  • 1974: D'Angelo, American singer [category: Births]
  • 1974: Isaiah Mustafa, American actor, spokesman [category: Births]
  • 1974: Jaroslav Spacek, Czech ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1974: Nick Barmby, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1974: Zain Verjee, American newsreporter [category: Births]
  • 1975: Andy Lally, American racing driver [category: Births]
  • 1975: Jacque Vaughn, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Marek Špilár, Slovak footballer [category: Births]
  • 1975: Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy soldier and statesman, assassinated (b. 1931) [category: Deaths]
  • 1976: André Wickström, Finland-Swedish comedian and actor [category: Births]
  • 1976: Brice Beckham, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1976: Jorge Luís, Brazilian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1976: Peter Hayes, American musician [category: Births]
  • 1976: Tony Battie, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1976: Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (b. 1894) [category: Deaths]
  • 1976: Frank Arnau, German writer (b. 1894) [category: Deaths]
  • 1976: Lee J Cobb, American actor (b. 1911) [category: Deaths]
  • 1977: Ioannis Okkas, Greek-Cypriot footballer [category: Births]
  • 1977: Mike Shinoda, American musician (Linkin Park and Fort Minor) [category: Births]
  • 1977: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, 5 th President of India (b. 1905) [category: Deaths]
  • 1977: Louis Beel, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1902) [category: Deaths]
  • 1978: Harry Martinson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1904) [category: Deaths]
  • 1978: James B Conant, American chemist and university president (b. 1893) [category: Deaths]
  • 1978: Censorship: the People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. [category: Events]
  • 1979: Brandy, American singer and actress [category: Births]
  • 1979: Islamic revolution of Iran establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. [category: Events]
  • 1980: Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1980: Marco Bresciano, Australian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1980: Matthew Lawrence, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1980: Titi Buengo, Angolan footballer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Kelly Rowland, American singer (Destiny's Child) [category: Births]
  • 1981: Scot Thompson, American footballer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Franz Sondheimer, British chemist (b. 1926) [category: Deaths]
  • 1981: 100,000 US gallons (380 m3) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers. [category: Events]
  • 1982: Jürgen Schmid, German footballer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Natalie Dormer, English actress [category: Births]
  • 1982: Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player [category: Births]
  • 1982: Eleanor Powell, American actress and dancer (b. 1912) [category: Deaths]
  • 1982: Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor (b. 1905) [category: Deaths]
  • 1983: Emmanuel Krontiris, German footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress [category: Births]
  • 1983: Nicki Clyne, Canadian actress [category: Births]
  • 1983: Rafael van der Vaart, Dutch footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Tihhon Šišov, Estonian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Tony Curtis, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1984: Aubrey O'Day, American singer (Danity Kane) [category: Births]
  • 1984: Maarten Heisen, Dutch sprinter [category: Births]
  • 1984: Marco Marcato, Italian racing cyclsit [category: Births]
  • 1984: Maxime Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1985: Harris Allan, Canadian actor [category: Births]
  • 1985: Mike Richards, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1985: William Beckett, American singer (The Academy Is...) [category: Births]
  • 1985: Ben Abruzzo, American businessman and balloonist (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: Heinz Eric Roemheld, American composer (b. 1901) [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: Henry Hathaway, American actor and director (b. 1898) [category: Deaths]
  • 1986: Kees Luyckx, Dutch footballer [category: Births]
  • 1986: Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer and civil servant (b. 1942) [category: Deaths]
  • 1986: Frank Herbert, American author (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 1987: Brian Matusz, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Ellen van Dijk, Dutch professional racing cyclist [category: Births]
  • 1987: Jan Smeekens, Dutch speed skater [category: Births]
  • 1987: The Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect. [category: Events]
  • 1989: Alexander Büttner, Dutch footballer [category: Births]
  • 1989: Lovi Poe, Filipina singer and television actress [category: Births]
  • 1989: George O'Hanlon, American actor and director (b. 1912) [category: Deaths]
  • 1990: Go Ara, South Korean actress (SM Entertainment) [category: Births]
  • 1990: Javier Aquino, Mexican footballer [category: Births]
  • 1990: Princess Ayah bint Al Faisal, Jordanian royalty [category: Births]
  • 1990: Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. [category: Events]
  • 1991: Georgia May Foote, British actress [category: Births]
  • 1991: Hwang Chansung, South Korean singer and actor (2PM) [category: Births]
  • 1992: Taylor Lautner, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1993: George A. Stephen, founder of Weber-Stephen Products Co. (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 1993: Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: Dominic Janes, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1994: Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (b. 1946) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: Nicole Germain, Canadian actress (b. 1917) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: Paul Feyerabend, Austrian philosopher (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: Sorrell Booke, American actor (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: William Conrad, American actor (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Cyril Poole, English cricketer (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Kebby Musokotwane, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1946) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Don Porter, American actor (b. 1912) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. [category: Events]
  • 2000: Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (b. 1917) [category: Deaths]
  • 2000: Roger Vadim, French director (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: Barry Foster, British actor (b. 1931) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (b. 1910) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: Moses Hogan, American composer, pianist and arranger of choral music (b. 1957) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Guy Lechasseur, Canadian politician (b. 1916) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Stan Richards English television actor (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Jackie Pallo, English wrestler (b. 1926) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Jockey Shabalala, South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo)(b. 1943) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Ken Fletcher, Australian tennis player (b. 1940) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Peter Benchley, American author (b. 1940) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (b. 1927) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical designer (b. 1919) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Tom Lantos, American politician (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack. [category: Events]
  • 2009: Eleanor Harz Jorden, American linguistics scholar and an influential Japanese language educator and expert. (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Estelle Bennett, American singer (The Ronettes) (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Willem Kolff, Dutch pioneer of hemodialysis as well as in the field of artificial organs. (b. 1911) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer (b. 1969) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Heward Grafftey, Canadian politician and businessman (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Vance A. Larson, American artist (b. 1951) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Bad News Brown, Canadian entertainer and hip hop MC (b. 1977) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Tom Carnegie, American sports announcer (b. 1919) [category: Deaths]
  • 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. [category: Events]
  • 2012: Whitney Houston, American singer, actress, model and producer (b. 1963) [category: Deaths]
  • 660_bc: Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. [category: Events]
  • _: Armed Forces Day (Liberia) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Benedict of Aniane [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Blaise [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Christian Feast Day: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Cædmon [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Evelio Javier Memorial Day (Panay Island, the Philippines) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes (Roman Catholic Church), and its related observances: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: February 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Gobnait [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Gregory II [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Islamic Revolution’s Victory Day (Iran) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Foundation Day (Japan) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Inventors' Day (United States) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Youth Day (Cameroon) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: World Day of the Sick (Roman Catholic Church) [category: Holidays and observances]