Today in History, English
Today in History, English

16291February 11Event1794 – First session of United States Senate opens to the public.
16292February 11Event1808 – Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
16293February 11Event1812 – Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry "gerrymanders" for the first time.
16294February 11Event1826 – University College London is founded under the name University of London.
16295February 11Event1826 – Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within Swaminarayan Hinduism.
16296February 11Event1840 – Gaetano Donizetti's opera La fille du régiment receives its first performance in Paris, France.
16297February 11Event1843 – Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata receives its first performance in Milan, Italy.
16298February 11Event1855 – Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam
16299February 11Event1856 – The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta.
16300February 11Event1858 – Bernadette Soubirous's first vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France.
16301February 11Event1861 – American Civil War: United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
16302February 11Event1873 – King Amadeo I of Spain abdicates.
16303February 11Event1889 – Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted the first National Diet convenes in 1890.
16304February 11Event1903 – Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna, Austria.
16305February 11Event1906 – Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos.
16306February 11Event1916 – Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
16307February 11Event1919 – Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
16308February 11Event1925 – Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, Inc. Was Founded At The College of New Jersey
16309February 11Event1929 – Kingdom of Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
16310February 11Event1937 – A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers.
16311February 11Event1938 – BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot".
16312February 11Event1939 – A Lockheed P-38 Lightning flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.
16313February 11Event1942 – World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
16314February 11Event1943 – World War II: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
16315February 11Event1953 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
16316February 11Event1953 – The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
16317February 11Event1959 – The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
16318February 11Event1964 – Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
16319February 11Event1968 – Israeli–Jordanian border clashes rage.
16320February 11Event1968 – The Memphis Sanitation Strike begins.

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