Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 11, 2008
, under investigation for an alleged price-fixing cartel, uncovers improper payments of at least 150 million Japanese yen
to foreign governments and withdraws from the marine hose business.
PDVSA, a state oil company in Venezuela, suspends sales of crude oil to ExxonMobil, in response to a legal challenge by them.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
The United States Army in Iraq announces a dollar reward for the capture of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a leader of the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam, blamed for the deaths of unknown numbers of Iraqi citizens and U.S. military during the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. //www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1482373,00.html
The Sudanese government cancels plans to attend scheduled peace talks in Geneva with western rebels just days after the Sudanese president proclaimed military victory in the insurgency. The talks were scheduled to begin February 14, 2004. At this time, the Sudanese government is contending with a southern rebellion as well.//allafrica.com/stories/200402090363.html
Thursday, February 11, 1999
Pluto moves along its eccentric orbit further from the Sun than Neptune. It had been nearer than Neptune since 1979, and will become again in 2231.
Thursday, February 11, 1993
Tuesday, February 11, 1992
Monday, February 11, 1991
Sunday, February 11, 1990
Saturday, February 11, 1989
Barbara Clementine Harris is consecrated as the first female bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (and also the first female bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion).
Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini encourages Muslims to kill "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie.
The first of 24 Global Positioning System satellites is placed into orbit.
Union Carbide agrees to pay USD $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal Disaster.
Tuesday, February 11, 1986
Human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky is released by the Soviet Union and leaves the country.
Sunday, February 11, 1979
Wednesday, February 11, 1976
Clifford Alexander Jr. is confirmed as the first African-American Secretary of the United States Army.
Sunday, February 11, 1973
Thursday, February 11, 1971
February 12 ndash Palestinian and Jordanian fighters clash in Amman.
Wednesday, February 11, 1970
"Ōsumi", Japan's first satellite, is launched on a Lambda-4 rocket.
Saturday, February 11, 1967
Burgess Ice Rise lying off the west coast of Alexander Island, Antarctica is first mapped by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
Friday, February 11, 1966
The Belgian government resigns.
Monday, February 11, 1963
's Domestic Operations Division is created.
Saturday, February 11, 1956
British spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean resurface in the Soviet Union after being missing for 5 years.
Thursday, February 11, 1943
Wednesday, February 11, 1942
Thursday, February 11, 1937
Monday, February 11, 1929
Saturday, February 11, 1928
Wednesday, February 11, 1914
Clarence Mackay, president of the Postal Telegraph Cable Company, and his wife Katherine are granted a divorce in Paris, France.
Sunday, February 11, 1906
Wednesday, February 11, 1903
The Oxnard Strike of 1903
becomes the first time in U.S. history that a labor union is formed from members of different races.
Tuesday, February 11, 1902
Police and universal suffrage demonstrators are involved in a physical altercation in Brussels.
Tuesday, February 11, 1896
Monday, February 11, 1895
Monday, February 11, 1889
The Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted the 1st Diet of Japan convenes in 1890.
Tuesday, February 11, 1873
The Spanish Cortes deposes King Amadeus I and proclaims the First Spanish Republic.
Thursday, February 11, 1858
The Virgin Mary is said to have first appeared to St Bernadette
at the Rock of Massabielle. This was the first in a series of apparitions.
Sunday, February 11, 1855
Saturday, February 11, 1854
Major streets are lit by coal gas for the first time.
Wednesday, February 11, 1852
The first British
public toilet for women opens in Bedford Street, London
Saturday, February 11, 1843
Thursday, February 11, 1841
The two colonies of The Canadas are merged into the United Province of Canada.
Tuesday, February 11, 1840
William Hobson, the first Governor of New Zealand, suffers a stroke.
Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.
Monday, February 11, 1839
Friday, February 11, 1814
Thursday, February 11, 1813
Fort Meigs: Leftwich is not successful, and when he leaves, Major Amos Stoddard assumes the command of the post.
February ndash General Harrison sends out an expedition to burn the British vessels at Fort Malden
by going across Lake Erie
via the Bass Islands
in sleighs, but the ice is not hard enough and the expedition returns.
Tuesday, February 11, 1812
Saturday, February 11, 1809
Thursday, February 11, 1808
Tuesday, February 11, 1794
Thursday, February 11, 1790
Two Quaker delegates petition the United States Congress for the abolition of slavery.
Thursday, February 11, 1768
Friday, February 11, 1752
Saturday, February 11, 1747
Sunday, February 11, 1720
Monday, February 11, 1715
: The Tuscarora and their allies sign a peace treaty with the Province of Carolina and agree to move to a reservation near Lake Mattamuskeet
, effectively ending the Tuscarora War
. Large numbers of Tuscarora subsequently move to New York.
Tuesday, February 11, 1659
The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
Wednesday, February 11, 1626
Wednesday, February 1, 1531 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, February 2, 1483 (Julianian calendar)
Creation of the General Council of Inquisition in Spain.
Thursday, February 8, 641 (Julianian calendar)
Philip the Arab constructs the city of Shahba
(Syria), the province of his birth. The Persians occupied Armenia
Philip the Arab is recognized by the Roman Senate
as new Roman Emperor
and gives his brother Priscus
supreme power ("rector Orientis") in the Eastern provinces.
content of the Roman denarius
falls to 0.5 percent under emperor Philippus I, down from 28 percent under Gordian III.
Philip the Arab
declares himself co-emperor and makes a disgraceful peace with the Persians
. He evacuates Syria
and gives Shapur I 500,000 gold pieces.