TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 ©
WORLD DAY OF THE SICK
NATIONAL PEPPERMINT PATTIE DAY
NATIONAL INVENTORS DAY/ THOMAS EDISON BIRTHDAY
BE ELECTRIFIC DAY [EDISON'S BIRTHDAY]
SATISFIED STAYING SINGLE DAY
MAKE A FRIEND DAY
NATIONAL FOUNDATION DAY [JAPAN]
WHITE SHIRT DAY/ WHITE T-SHIRT DAY [FLINT, MI]
PRO-SPORTS WIVES DAY
DON'T CRY OVER SPILLED MILK DAY
DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE: "ALL IS LOST***", ROBERT REDFORD TRAILER
DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE: "AUSTENLAND***", KEN RUSSELL
DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE: "THE ENDER'S GAME***", HARRISON FORD
DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE: "THE ARMSTRONG LIE***", DOCUMENTARY
DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE: "THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY", MONICA CALHOUN
DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE: "THE COUNSELOR", MICHAEL FASSBENDER
DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE: "THE JUNGLE BOOK ", ANIMATED
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1543, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR KARL V and ENGLAND'S KING HENRY VIII signed an anti-FRENCH covenant.
1573, from his vantage point in PANAMA, SIR FRANCIS DRAKE first saw the PACIFIC OCEAN.
1650, FRENCH-philosopher RENÉ DESCARTES died at 54.
1720, PRUSSIA and SWEDEN signed the "SECOND PEACE TREATY OF STOCKHOLM".
1752, the PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL opened, becoming the first hospital in the UNITED STATES.
1790, the SOCIETY OF FRIENDS petitioned CONGRESS to abolish slavery.
1794, the U-S SENATE first opened its session to the public.
FOUNDING OF JAPAN |
||660 BC, the traditional date for EMPEROR JIMMU TENNO'S founding of JAPAN.
1531, ENGLAND'S KING HENRY VIII became leader of the CHURCH OF ENGLAND. |
FULTON RECEIVED PATENTS
1809, ROBERT FULTON received his patents for the steamboat.
1810, FRENCH EMPEROR NAPOLEON I married AUSTRIA'S MARIE-LOUISE.
| 1812, "GERRYMANDERING" entered the AMERICAN lexicon when MASSACHUSETTS' legislators rigged voting districts to favor GOVERNOR ELBRIDGE GERRY'S political friends and cronies.
1826, LONDON UNIVERSITY was established. |
1837, in BOSTON, the AMERICAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY was established.
1840, DONIZETTI'S opera, "LA FILLE DU REGIMENT", debuted in PARIS, FRANCE.
1843, GIUSEPPE VERDI'S opera, "I LOMBARDI", debuted in MILAN, ITALY.
1858, 14-year-old BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS observed an apparition of the VIRGIN MARY, near LOURDES, FRANCE.
1861, president-elect ABRAHAM LINCOLN left SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS by rail to assume office in WASHINGTON, DC.
1895, WASHINGTON, DC, annexed GEORGETOWN. The same day, the temperature reached minus-17 degrees FAHRENHEIT at BRAEMAR in SCOTLAND -- a record for the UNITED KINGDOM.
1907, near BLOCK ISLAND, the passenger-ship "LARCHMONT" sank, killing more than 300 aboard.
1916, the BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performed its first concert.
1922, AL JOLSON'S "APRIL SHOWERS" became the nation's most- popular recording.
1927, NATHANIEL NILES won the U-S MEN'S FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP. BEATRIX LOUGHRAN won the women's title.
OSCAR WILDE'S "SALOME" DEBUTED
|1896, OSCAR WILDE'S play "SALOME" debuted in Paris.
1899, GEORGE MORGAN became the first ENGLISH motorist to die in an automobile accident. The same day, the temperature in WASHINGTON, DC, dropped to minus-15 degrees FAHRENHEIT -- a district record.
ST. MORITZ WINTER
1928, the SECOND WINTER OLYMPICS opened in ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND.
1929, with the signing of the "LATERAN TREATY", the VATICAN became a sovereign enclave within the city of ROME. The same day, EUGENE O'NEILL'S play, "DYNAMO", opened at the MARTIN BECK THEATRE in NEW YORK for a run of 50 performances.
"LATERAN TREATY" SIGNED
1935, the temperature at IFRANE in the ATLAS MOUNTAINS of MOROCCO dipped to minus-11 degrees FAHRENHEIT -- an AFRICAN record.
GREAT FLINT SITDOWN
1937, in FLINT, MICHIGAN, a 44-day, sit-down strike against GENERAL MOTORS ended when the automaker recognized the UNITED AUTOMOBILE WORKERS' union.
"ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD RELEASED
|1938, WARNER BROTHERS released the film "THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD", starring ERROL FLYNN, OLIVIA DEHAVILLAND, BASIL RATHBONE, CLAUDE RAINS, and ALAN HALE. The same day, PARAMOUNT released "THE BIG BROADCAST OF 1938", starring W-C FIELDS, BOB HOPE, DOROTHY LAMOUR, and an all-star cast. |
1941, GERMAN LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ERWIN ROMMEL arrived in TRIPOLI to takeover HITLER'S AFRIKA CORPS.
1944, in WORLD WAR II, AMERICAN automobile production halted.
1945, allied-leaders FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT, WINSTON CHURCHILL, and JOSEF STALIN signed the "YALTA AGREEMENTS". The same day, songwriter AL DUBIN, who wrote "TIPTOE THRU THE TULIPS", died at 53.
1948, SOVIET film-director SERGEI EISENSTEIN died at 50 in MOSCOW.
1949, WILLIE PEP became the first featherweight to win back a lost championship when he defeated SANDY SADDLER.
1950, "RAG MOP" by the AMES BROTHERS topped the pop-singles charts.
Also in 1953, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER refused clemency for the ROSENBERG spy duo; and the SOVIET UNION broke diplomatic ties with ISRAEL.
1954, "I LOVE LUCY" won an EMMY® for "BEST SITUATION COMEDY".
1957, the NHL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION was organized.
|1953, the JULE STEIN musical, "HAZEL FLAGG", opened at the MARK HELLINGER THEATRE in NEW YORK for a run of 190 performances. |
"HAZEL FLAGG" OPENED
1961, the ISRAELI war-crimes trial of ADOLF EICHMANN began in JERUSALEM.
1963, at the EMI studios on LONDON'S ABBEY ROAD, the BEATLES recorded all ten songs for their first BRITISH album ("PLEASE PLEASE ME").
1964, at the COLISEUM in WASHINGTON, DC, the BEATLES, above the din of the young audience, performed their first AMERICAN concert. The same day on the island of CYPRUS, fighting broke out between the GREEKS and TURKS; and TAIWAN broke diplomatic relations with FRANCE.
1966, WILLIE MAYS became baseball's highest-paid player when he signed a $130,000 contract with the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS. The same day, singer CHER recorded "BANG BANG (MY BABY SHOT ME DOWN)" to be released on IMPERIAL RECORDS.
1968, JEFFREY KRAMER survived a leap from the GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE into the HUDSON RIVER. The same day, border skirmishes broke out between ISRAEL and JORDAN.
PAAR WALKED OFF "TONIGHT SHOW"
||1960, after an emotional outpouring over a censored joke, JACK PAAR walked off NBC TELEVISION'S "TONIGHT SHOW" -- and disappeared for weeks. |
|1970, launching "OSUMI I", JAPAN became the fourth nation to place a satellite in orbit.
1971, WHITNEY YOUNG, JR., director of the NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE, drowned in NIGERIA. |
JAPAN LAUNCHED "OSUMI ONE"
Also in 1971, the MONTREAL CANADIEN'S JOHN BELIEVAU scored his 500th goal in the NHL.
1972, MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING announced it would not publish a HOWARD HUGHES' autobiography, which appeared to be a fake.
1975, defeating EDWARD HEATH, MARGARET THATCHER became leader of the BRITISH CONSERVATIVE PARTY.
1976, actor LEE J. COBB died at 64.
1977, the world's largest lobster on record was caught in NEW ENGLAND waters. It weighed almost 45 pounds (20.2 kg).
1978, the PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA lifted its ban on the works of ARISTOTLE, SHAKESPEARE, and DICKENS.
Also in 1979, AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI'S followers seized control of IRAN; and ABC aired the TV-film "ELVIS!", starring KURT RUSSELL, SHELLY WINTERS, and PAT HINGLE. It picked up an audience of more than 40-million viewers.
1982, film-star ELEANOR POWELL, known for her tap-dancing expertise, died at 69.
1986, political-activist ANATOLY SCHARANSKY left the SOVIET UNION. The same day, the RIAA gave gold certification to the "SUPER BOWL SHUFFLE" by the CHICAGO BEARS.
1989, "STRAIGHT UP" by PAULA ABDUL topped the pop-singles charts. The same day, JILL TRENARY won the U-S WOMEN'S FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP.
|1979, the HAMLISCH-SAGER-SIMON musical, "THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG", starring LUCIE ARNAZ and ROBERT KLEIN, opened at the IMPERIAL THEATRE in NEW YORK for a run of 1,082 performances. |
"THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG" OPENED
1990, the SOUTH AFRICAN government freed political-activist NELSON MANDELA, who had been imprisoned for 27 years. The same day (TOKYO TIME), BUSTER DOUGLAS shocked fight fans by ko'ing heavyweight champ MIKE TYSON in the tenth round of a title fight.
Also in 1990, TODD ELDREDGE won the UNITED STATES MEN'S SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP. The same day in TOKYO, JAPAN, heavyweight-boxing match, BUSTER DOUGLAS ko'd MIKE TYSON ; and the EAST defeated the WEST, 130-113, to win the NBA ALL-STAR GAME in MIAMI.
1995, TODD ELDREDGE won the U-S MEN'S FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP.
1996, the EAST beat the WEST, 129-118, to win the NBA ALL-STAR GAME in SAN ANTONIO. The same day, chess-master GARRY KASPAROV, after previously losing a match to the "DEEP BLUE" computer, recovered with a victory.
1997, BILL PARCELLS became head coach of the NFL'S NEW YORK JETS. The same day, NASA launched the space-shuttle "DISCOVERY" on a mission to service the HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE.
1998, the original lyric sheet to ELTON JOHN'S "CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997" sold at auction for $42,500.
|1993, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON sent JANET RENO'S name to the SENATE for confirmation as U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL.
1994, actor WILLIAM CONRAD died at 73. The same day, LU PARKER of SOUTH CAROLINA won the MISS USA crown. ||
JANET RENO NOMINATED
PLUTO AGAIN BECAME
1999, at 6:22 AM (EST), PLUTO passed NEPTUNE to become the farthest known planet (later considered a dwarf planet) from the SUN.
2000, FRENCH film-director ROGER VADIM died at 72 in PARIS.
2001, the film "HANNIBAL", starring ANTHONY HOPKINS, ended its opening weekend with box-office receipts of more than $58-million. The same day, making way for new baseball and football facilities, demolition crews began tearing down THREE RIVERS STADIUM in PITTSBURGH.
2002, the STEVEN SPIELBERG film, "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN", began shooting. The same day, after a rocket attack killed civilians, ISRAEL retaliated with an attack on PALESTINIAN headquarters in GAZA CITY.
2004, in BAGHDAD, IRAQ, a car bomb at an army recruiting station killed 47.
2006, while hunting quail in TEXAS, VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY accidentally shot attorney HARRY WHITTINGTON. WHITTINGTON sustained a minor facial injury. The same day, PETER BENCHLEY, author of "JAWS", died at 65 in PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY.
2007, in PORTUGAL, a nationwide referendum legalized abortion during the first ten weeks of pregnancy.
2009, singer ESTELLE BENNETT of the RONETTES ("BABY, I LOVE YOU") died at 67 in ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY.
2011, after lengthy, citizen turbulence in the streets of CAIRO, EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK resigned, transferring power to a military council.
Inventor THOMAS ALVA EDISON (1847)
Boxer MAX BAER (1909)
Director JOSEPH MANKIEWICZ (1909)
Singer MATT DENNIS (1914)
Novelist-Screenwriter SIDNEY SHELDON (1917)
Football-Coach EDDIE ROBINSON (1919)
Actress EVA GABOR (1919)
Egyptian-King FAROUK I (1920)
Actor BILLY HALOP (1920)
Politician LLOYD BENTSEN (1921)
Actress KIM STANLEY (1925)
Actor LESLIE NIELSEN (1926)
Singer GENE VINCENT (1935)
Singer BOBBY "BORIS" PICKETT (1938)
Actor CONRAD JANIS is 86
Actress TINA LOUISE is 80
Fashion-Designer MARY QUANT is 80
Panama-Strongman MANUEL NORIEGA is 80
Actor BURT REYNOLDS is 78
Songwriter GERRY GOFFIN is 75
Bandleader SÉRGIO MENDES ("MAS QUE NADA") is 73
Singer OTIS CLAY is 72
Basketball-Coach JIM O'BRIEN is 62
Former Florida-Governor JEB BUSH is 61
Actor PHILIP ANGLIM is 60
Actress CATHERINE HICKLAND is 58
Actress CAREY LOWELL is 53
Singer SHERYL CROW is 52
Alaskan-Governor SARAH PALIN is 51
Actress JENNIFER ANISTON is 45
Actor DAMIAN LEWIS is 43
Singer D'ANGELO is 41
Actor BRICE BECKHAM is 38
Singer-Actress BRANDY (NORWOOD) is 35
Actor MATTHEW LAWRENCE is 34
Singer KELLY ROWLAND of DESTINY'S CHILD is 33
Actor TAYLOR LAUTNER is 22
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