1794: The 1st session of the U.S Senate opens to the public.
1861: The U.S House of Representatives passes a unanimous resolution guaranteeing that slavery will not be interfered with in any state.
1937: General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers and as a result, the sit down strike that was called ends.
1942: In Singapore during World War II, the Battle of Bukit Timah starts.
1943: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is appointed to command the Allied forces in Europe.
1953: Clemency for Julius Rosenburg and his wife Ethel is refused by United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
1953: The Soviets end diplomatic relations with Israel.
1973: American POWs are released from Vietnam for the first time.
1997: The Space Shuttle Discovery launches to service the Hubble Space Telescope on this day.
1999: Pluto crosses Neptune’s orbit – ending the period from 1979 to 1999 when Pluto was closer to the sun than Neptune. It’s be another 228 years before Pluto interacts with the orbit of Neptune again.
2006: United State Vice President Dick Cheney shoots Harry Whittington while both of them were hunting in Riviera, Texas.
Famous Birthdays on February 11
English photographer Henry Fox Talbot is born in 1800.
American journalist and author, Lydia Maria Child is born in 1802.
American explorer Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was born in 1805.
American painter and author, Ellen Day Hale is born in 1855.
American author Daniel F. Galouye is born in 1920
American actor Billy Halop is born in 1920.
American actress Kim Stanley is born in 1925.
American actor and director, Burt Reynolds is born in 1936.
English author and journalist, Mitchell Symons is born in 1957.
American model and actress, Carey Lowell is born in 1961.
American actress Jennifer Aniston is born in 1969.