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2011Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.

1998KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview

1951Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)

1543Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

1531Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome

1993Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General

1575King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe

1768Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes

1975Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

1990Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa

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Notable Birthdays on February 11th

1847Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents)

1812Alexander H. Stephens, US Confederate Vice President, died in 1883

1800William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

1969Jennifer Aniston, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Rachel-Friends)

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

1972Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor/author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

1902US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

1995Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

1965Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

1810French leader Napoleon I marries 2nd wife Marie-Louise of Austria

1905Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany

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Notable Deaths on February 11th

1963Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

2006Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

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