February 11 in History
1753February 11, 1753:
The Pennsylvania Hospital admits its first batch of patients.
1858February 11, 1858:
Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old girl witnesses her first Marian apparition in Lourdes, France.
1929February 11, 1929:
The Vatican’s Pietro Gasparri and Italy’s Benito Mussolini sign the Lateran Treaty to officially recognize the sovereignty of the papacy over Vatican City.
1949February 11, 1949:
“Lovesick Blues”, a song by Hank Williams is released by MGM.
1975February 11, 1975:
Margaret Thatcher is elected as the UK’s Conservative Party’s leader.
1989February 11, 1989:
The Protestant Episcopal Church’s Reverend Barbara Clementine Harris becomes the first woman to be ordained a bishop of an apostolic-succession church.
1990February 11, 1990:
South Africa’s Nelson Mandela becomes a free man after spending 27 years in prison.
2011February 11, 2011:
The Arab Spring in Egypt achieves results when President Hosni Mubarak finally steps down, having ruled for close to three decades.
2016February 11, 2016:
PBS and CNN broadcast the sixth Democratic Presidential candidate debate.
2020February 11, 2020:
The World Health Organisation formally names the new infection, which is gradually taking the world by storm, as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).