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February 11th - Happy Birthday Jennifer Aniston & Damian Lewis


Today is Saturday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2012. There are 324 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 11, 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a re-districting law favoring his Democratic-Republican Party, giving rise to the term "gerrymandering."

On this date:
In 660 BC, Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
In 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.
In 244, Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
In 1531, Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
In 1659, The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
In 1752, Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
In 1790, The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.
In 1794, First session of United States Senate open to the public.
In 1808, Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
In 1826, University College London is founded under the name University of London.
In 1826, Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within the Swaminarayan faith.
In 1840, Gaetano Donizetti's opera La Fille du Régiment receives its first performance in Paris.
In 1843, Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan.
In 1855, Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam
In 1858, a French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, reported the first of 18 visions of a lady dressed in white in a grotto near Lourdes. (The Catholic Church later accepted that the visions were of the Virgin Mary.)
In 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln bade farewell to his adopted hometown of Springfield, Ill., as he headed to Washington for his inauguration.
In 1861, American Civil War: United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson began in Tennessee. (Union forces led by Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant captured the fort five days later.)
In 1873, King Amadeus I of Spain abdicates.
In 1889, Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted; the first Diet of Japan convenes in 1890.
In 1903, Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.
In 1906, Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer nos.
In 1916, Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
In 1919, Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
In 1929, the Lateran Treaty was signed, with fascist Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.
In 1937, a six-week-old sit-down strike against General Motors ended, with the company agreeing to recognize the United Automobile Workers Union.
In 1938, BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play [sign in to see URL]., that coined the term "robot".
In 1939, A Lockheed XP-38 flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.
In 1942, The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
In 1942, World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
In 1943, World War II: General Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin signed the Yalta Agreement during World War II.
In 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
In 1953, The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
In 1959, The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
In 1960, "Tonight Show" host Jack Paar stunned his audience by walking off the program in a censorship dispute with NBC. (Despite his very public resignation, Paar returned to the Tonight Show less than a month later.)
In 1964, Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
In 1964, The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France.
In 1968, Israeli-Jordanian border clashes.
In 1971, Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
In 1972, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. and Life magazine canceled plans to publish what had turned out to be a fake autobiography of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes.
In 1973, Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
In 1975, Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of Britain's opposition Conservative Party.
In 1978, Censorship: the People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
In 1979, Islamic revolution of Iran establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
In 1981, 100,000 US gallons (380 m3) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers.
In 1982, actress-dancer Eleanor Powell, 69, died in Beverly Hills, Calif.
In 1987, The Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect.
In 1990, Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
In 1997, Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
In 2008, Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.

Ten years ago: Israel attacked Palestinian security headquarters in Gaza City in response to unprecedented Palestinian rocket fire and a shooting attack on Israeli civilians. Argentina fully uncoupled the peso from the U-S dollar for the first time in more than a decade. Americans Ross Powers, Danny Kass and J.J. Thomas took gold, silver and bronze in the men's halfpipe at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Controversy erupted at the games as Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze were crowned the champions of pairs figure skating, although many observers felt the best duo was Jamie Sale and David Pelletier of Canada.

Five years ago: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, marking the 28th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, vowed his country would not give up uranium enrichment. The Dixie Chicks won five Grammys in a defiant comeback after being shunned over their anti-President George W. Bush comments about the Iraq war. Harvard University named historian Drew Gilpin Faust its first female president.

One year ago: Egypt exploded with joy after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak, whose resignation ended three decades of authoritarian rule.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis is 84. Actress Tina Louise is 78. Actor Burt Reynolds is 76. Songwriter Gerry Goffin is 73. Actor Sonny Landham is 71. Bandleader Sergio Mendes is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Clay is 70. Actor Philip Anglim is 60. Actress Catherine Hickland is 56. Rock musician David Uosikkinen (The Hooters) is 56. Actress Carey Lowell is 51. Singer Sheryl Crow is 50. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 48. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 43. Actor Damian Lewis is 41. Actress Marisa Petroro is 40. Singer D'Angelo is 38. Actor Brice Beckham is 36. Rock MC/vocalist Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is 35. Singer-actress Brandy is 33. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 32. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelly Rowland is 31. Singer Aubrey O'Day is 28. Actress Q'orianka Kilcher is 22. Actor Taylor Lautner is 20.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2013. There are 323 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 11, 1963, American author and poet Sylvia Plath was found dead in her London flat, a suicide; she was 30.

One year ago: Whitney Houston, 48, who'd ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was tarnished by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, was found dead in a hotel room in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mitt Romney eked out a narrow win in Maine's Republican caucuses.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis is 85. Actress Tina Louise is 79. Actor Burt Reynolds is 77. Songwriter Gerry Goffin is 74. Actor Sonny Landham is 72. Bandleader Sergio Mendes is 72. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Clay is 71. Actor Philip Anglim is 61. Actress Catherine Hickland is 57. Rock musician David Uosikkinen (aw-SIK'-ken-ihn) (The Hooters) is 57. Actress Carey Lowell is 52. Singer Sheryl Crow is 51. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 49. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 44. Actor Damian Lewis is 42. Actress Marisa Petroro is 41. Singer D'Angelo is 39. Actor Brice Beckham is 37. Rock M-C/vocalist Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is 36. Singer-actress Brandy is 34. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 33. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelly Rowland is 32. Singer Aubrey O'Day is 29. Actress Q'orianka (kohr-ee-AHN'-kuh) Kilcher is 23. Actor Taylor Lautner is 21.

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2014. There are 323 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 11, 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a redistricting law favoring his Democratic-Republican Party — giving rise to the term "gerrymandering."

Ten years ago: Wesley Clark dropped out of the Democratic race for the White House. A car bomb at an army recruiting center in Baghdad, Iraq, killed 47 people. Cable TV giant Comcast Corp. launched a hostile bid to buy The Walt Disney Co. for more than $54 billion (Comcast later dropped its bid).

Five years ago: The nation's top bankers went before the House Financial Services Committee, pledging to build public trust with greater lending and fewer perks. Stewart Parnell, owner of Peanut Corp. of America, repeatedly invoked his right not to incriminate himself at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on a salmonella outbreak that had sickened hundreds. All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about steroids in baseball. (He was sentenced to a year's probation.) Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., who first went to Congress in 1955, became the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives. President Robert Mugabe (moo-GAH'-bay) swore in longtime rival Morgan Tsvangirai (SVAHNG'-ur-eye) as Zimbabwe's prime minister. Estelle Bennett, 67, one of the singing trio Ronettes, was found dead in her home in Englewood, N.J.

One year ago: With a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict XVI did what no pope had done in more than half a millennium: announced his resignation. The bombshell came during a routine morning meeting of Vatican cardinals. (The 85-year-old pontiff was succeeded by Pope Francis.)

Today's Birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis is 86. Actress Tina Louise is 80. Actor Burt Reynolds is 78. Songwriter Gerry Goffin is 75. Actor Sonny Landham is 73. Bandleader Sergio Mendes is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Clay is 72. Actor Philip Anglim is 62. Actress Catherine Hickland is 58. Rock musician David Uosikkinen (aw-SIK'-ken-ihn) (The Hooters) is 58. Actress Carey Lowell is 53. Singer Sheryl Crow is 52. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 50. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 45. Actor Damian Lewis is 43. Actress Marisa Petroro is 42. Singer D'Angelo is 40. Actor Brice Beckham is 38. Rock M-C/vocalist Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is 37. Singer-actress Brandy is 35. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelly Rowland is 33. Singer Aubrey O'Day is 30. Actress Q'orianka (kohr-ee-AHN'-kuh) Kilcher is 24. Actor Taylor Lautner is 22.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2015. There are 323 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 11, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin signed the Yalta Agreement, in which Stalin agreed to declare war against Imperial Japan following Nazi Germany's capitulation (in return, the Soviet Union would acquire territories lost to Japan in the Russo-Japanese War).

Ten years ago: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld made an unannounced visit to Iraq, where he observed Iraqi security forces and declared "there's no question progress has been made" in preparing the nation for building a new government. CNN chief news executive Eason Jordan quit amid a furor over remarks he'd made about journalists being targeted by the U.S. military in Iraq. Samuel W. Alderson, inventor of crash test dummies, died in Marina Del Rey, Calif., at age 90.

Five years ago: Former President Bill Clinton had two stents inserted in one of his heart arteries after being hospitalized in New York with chest pains. Iranian security forces unleashed a crushing sweep against opposition protesters as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd) used the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution to defy the West. British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, 40, was found dead in his London home.

One year ago: President Barack Obama, during a joint White House news conference with French President Francois Hollande, vowed to come down like "a ton of bricks" on businesses that violated Iranian sanctions while nuclear negotiations were underway, and conceded "enormous frustration" with stalled Syrian peace talks. At the Sochi Games, Carina Vogt of Germany won women's ski jumping's first-ever Olympic gold medal.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis is 87. Fashion designer Mary Quant is 81. Actor Burt Reynolds is 79. Actress Tina Louise is 77. Actor Sonny Landham is 74. Bandleader Sergio Mendes is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Clay is 73. Actor Philip Anglim is 63. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is 62. Actress Catherine Hickland is 59. Rock musician David Uosikkinen (aw-SIK'-ken-ihn) (The Hooters) is 59. Actress Carey Lowell is 54. Singer Sheryl Crow is 53. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 51. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 46. Actor Damian Lewis is 44. Actress Marisa Petroro is 43. Singer D'Angelo is 41. Actor Brice Beckham is 39. Rock M-C/vocalist Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is 38. Singer-actress Brandy is 36. Country musician Jon Jones (The Eli Young Band) is 35. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelly Rowland is 34. Singer Aubrey O'Day is 31. Actress Q'orianka (kohr-ee-AHN'-kuh) Kilcher is 25. Actor Taylor Lautner is 23.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2016. There are 324 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 11, 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a redistricting law favoring his Democratic-Republican Party — giving rise to the term "gerrymandering."

Ten years ago: Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded Harry Whittington, a companion during a weekend quail-hunting trip in Texas. American Chad Hedrick won the 5,000 meters in speedskating at the Olympics in Turin, Italy. "Jaws" author Peter Benchley died in Princeton, N.J., at age 65.

Five years ago: Egypt exploded with joy after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak, whose resignation ended three decades of authoritarian rule.

One year ago: Vowing that Islamic State forces were "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress to authorize military action while ruling out large-scale U.S. ground combat operations reminiscent of Iraq and Afghanistan. Little League International stripped Jackie Robinson West of the national title after an investigation revealed it had falsified boundaries to field ineligible players; Mountain Ridge Little League was awarded the title. Longtime CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 73, was killed in a car crash in New York. Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, 84, died in Las Vegas.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis is 88. Fashion designer Mary Quant is 82. Actor Burt Reynolds is 80. Actress Tina Louise is 78. Actor Sonny Landham is 75. Bandleader Sergio Mendes is 75. Actor Philip Anglim is 64. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is 63. Actress Catherine Hickland is 60. Rock musician David Uosikkinen (aw-SIK'-ken-ihn) (The Hooters) is 60. Actress Carey Lowell is 55. Singer Sheryl Crow is 54. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 52. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 47. Actor Damian Lewis is 45. Actress Marisa Petroro is 44. Singer D'Angelo is 42. Actor Brice Beckham is 40. Rock M-C/vocalist Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is 39. Singer-actress Brandy is 37. Country musician Jon Jones (The Eli Young Band) is 36. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelly Rowland is 35. Singer Aubrey O'Day is 32. Actress Q'orianka (kohr-ee-AHN'-kuh) Kilcher is 26. Actor Taylor Lautner is 24.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2017. There are 323 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 11, 1929, the Lateran Treaty was signed, with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.

Ten years ago: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd), marking the 28th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, vowed his country would not give up uranium enrichment. The Dixie Chicks won five Grammys, including Album of the Year for "Taking the Long Way" and Record and Song of the Year for "Not Ready to Make Nice," in a defiant comeback after being shunned over their anti-President George W. Bush comments about the Iraq war. Harvard University named historian Drew Gilpin Faust its first female president.

Five years ago: Whitney Houston, 48, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was tarnished by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, was found dead in a hotel room in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mitt Romney eked out a narrow win in Maine's Republican caucuses.

One year ago: Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national nature preserve in Oregon surrendered, ending a 41-day standoff that left one man dead. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters during a Democratic debate in Milwaukee. The White House announced that President Barack Obama would nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to lead the Education Department.

Today's Birthdays — Feb. 11: Actor Conrad Janis is 89. Fashion designer Mary Quant is 83. Actor Burt Reynolds is 81. Actress Tina Louise is 79. Actor Sonny Landham is 76. Bandleader Sergio Mendes is 76. Actor Philip Anglim is 65. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is 64. Actress Catherine Hickland is 61. Rock musician David Uosikkinen (aw-SIK'-ken-ihn) (The Hooters) is 61. Actress Carey Lowell is 56. Singer Sheryl Crow is 55. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 53. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 48. Actor Damian Lewis is 46. Actress Marisa Petroro is 45. Singer D'Angelo is 43. Actor Brice Beckham is 41. Rock M-C/vocalist Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is 40. Singer-actress Brandy is 38. Country musician Jon Jones (The Eli Young Band) is 37. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelly Rowland is 36. Actress Natalie Dormer is 35. Singer Aubrey O'Day is 33. Actress Q'orianka (kohr-ee-AHN'-kuh) Kilcher is 27. Actor Taylor Lautner is 25.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2018. There are 323 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 11, 1968, New York City's fourth and current Madison Square Garden, located on Manhattan's West Side at the site of what used to be the Pennsylvania Station building, opened with a "Salute to the USO" hosted by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. (The same evening, the New York Rangers played their final game at the third Garden, tying the Detroit Red Wings 3-3.)

Ten years ago: The Pentagon charged Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med) and five other detainees at Guantanamo Bay with murder and war crimes in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks. (Charges against one were later dropped; proceedings against the other five have stalled in part over allegations they were tortured.) Yahoo Inc. rejected Microsoft Corp.'s unsolicited takeover bid. Tom Lantos, a 14-term California congressman who was a forceful voice for human rights, died in Bethesda, Md., at age 80.



Five years ago: With a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict XVI did what no pope had done in more than half a millennium: announced his resignation. The bombshell came during a routine morning meeting of Vatican cardinals. (The 85-year-old pontiff was succeeded by Pope Francis.)



One year ago: A massive crowd energized in opposition to President Donald Trump and to a North Carolina law limiting LGBT rights streamed into the capital, Raleigh, for an annual civil rights march. Yale University announced it would change the name of a residential college honoring 19th-century alumnus and former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun, who was an ardent supporter of slavery. At the NAACP Image Awards, "Hidden Figures," the fact-based movie about the contributions of black female mathematicians to the U.S. space program, won the award for best movie.



Today's Birthdays — Feb. 11: Actor Conrad Janis is 90. Fashion designer Mary Quant is 84. Actor Burt Reynolds is 82. Actress Tina Louise is 80. Bandleader Sergio Mendes is 77. Actor Philip Anglim is 66. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is 65. Actress Catherine Hickland is 62. Rock musician David Uosikkinen (aw-SIK'-ken-ihn) (The Hooters) is 62. Actress Carey Lowell is 57. Singer Sheryl Crow is 56. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 54. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 49. Actor Damian Lewis is 47. Actress Marisa Petroro is 46. Singer D'Angelo is 44. Actor Brice Beckham is 42. Rock M-C/vocalist Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is 41. Singer-actress Brandy is 39. Country musician Jon Jones (The Eli Young Band) is 38. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelly Rowland is 37. Actress Natalie Dormer is 36. Singer Aubrey O'Day is 34. Actress Q'orianka (kohr-ee-AHN'-kuh) Kilcher is 28. Actor Taylor Lautner is 26.

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