February 11, 2016
Today is 42nd day of the year
325 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1800 - Henry Fox Talbot, Pioneer of photography
  • 1847 - Thomas Edison, American inventor; lightbulb, phonograph etc
  • 1908 - Vivian Fuchs, British Antartic explorer
  • 1926 - Leslie Nielson, American film & TV actor of 'Naked Gun' films
  • 1932 - Dennis Skiner, Controversial Labour MP
  • 1934 - Mary Quant, English fashion designer
  • 1936 - Burt Reynolds, American film actor
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events today

  • 1818 - The South American country of Chilie proclaimed its independance
  • 1878 - The Meteorological Office began publishing a weekly weather report
  • 1970 - Japan launched its first satellite into orbit
  • 1975 - The Conservative party elected Margaret Thatcher as leader, the first ever woman
  • 1983 - Israel's defense minister, Ariel Sharon, resigned
  • 1990 - After being in prison for 27 years, Nelson Mandella was freed
  • 1994 - The UN passed a resolution allowing UN air strikes in Bosnia to protect 'safe havens'
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holidays today

  • Catholicism,Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes.
  • National Foundation Day in Japan.
  • National Youth Day in Cameroon.
  • National Inventors' Day in the United States.
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