Today in History

What happened on the 11th of February in history?

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  • 0660
    Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno
  • 1575
    King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe
  • 1650
    Rene Descartes - "I think therefore I am" - dies
  • 1854
    Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time
  • 1868
    Leon Foucault discovers 1st physical proof of earth's rotation - dies
  • 1929
    Vatican City (world's Smallest Country) is made an enclave of Rome
  • 1936
    Pumping begins to build Treasure Island
  • 1937
    44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint - Mich. ends
  • 1958
    1st flight with Negro stewardess - RC Taylor - Ithaca NY
  • 1960
    Jack Paar walks off his show
  • 1968
    Madison Square Garden III closes MSG IV opens
  • 1970
    Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
  • 1978
    25th hat trick in Islander history - Denis Potvin
  • 1984
    Tenth Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 4 returns to Earth