2006 - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Harry Whittington in the face while the two are hunting together.
1990 - South African resistance leader, Nelson Mandela, was released from prison after more than 27 years.
1979 - Followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized power in Iran, nine days after the religious leader returns from exile
1964 - Beatles first live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
1752 - Pennsylvania Hospital, 1st hospital in the United States, opens.
This Day In Business
1938 - BBC Television produced the first ever science fiction television program, R.U.R.
1992 - August Wilson wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson
2000 - Great Britain suspends self rule in Northern Ireland when the IRA does not disarm.
1990 - The biggest boxing upset in history - Buster Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson in the 10th round.
February 11th Holiday
National Inventors' Day - Recognized the contribution of inventors to the progress of the world.
Today's Birthday Trivia
She has won several awards for her work in 12 Years a Slave including a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in 2013. Who is she?
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