2/11/2019 12:01:00 AM Today In History - February 11
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1809 Robert Fulton patents the steamboat; in 1858 First vision of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, France; and in 1861 President-elect Abraham Lincoln takes train from Springfield, Illinois to Washington, D.C.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
660 BC - Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu
1531 - Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome
1768 - Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
1809 - Robert Fulton patents steamboat
1858 - First vision of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, France
1861 - President-elect Lincoln takes train from Springfield IL to Washington DC
1929 - Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
1943 - US General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe
1964 - Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
1975 - Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party
1990 - Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
1993 - Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General
2011 - Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
2013 - Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415
1465 - Elizabeth of York, Consort of King Henry VII, born in London, England
1800 - William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer
1847 - Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents)
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