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#TodayInHistory – February 11

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February 11 – Some important events on this day

55 👉🏼 Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
660 👉🏼 Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu
1809 👉🏼 Robert Fulton patents steamboat
1858 First vision of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, France
1929 👉🏼 Vatican City (world’s smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
1858 👉🏼 Virgin Mary appears to St. Bernadette, a 14-year-old French peasant girl in southern France

1945 👉🏼 Declaration of Liberated Europe signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin after the Yalta Conference.
The big three allied leaders, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin met at Yalta in February 1945.
They made final plans for the defeat of Nazi Germany, their joint occupation of Germany and for post-war Europe.

1975 👉🏼 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party
1990 👉🏼 Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
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 (Arab Spring)
2013 👉🏼 Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415
2020 👉🏼 Largest wave ever surfed by a woman by Brazilian Maya Ganeira riding a 73.5ft (22.4m) wave at Nazaré, Portugal