Historydraft LogoHistorydraft Logo HistorydraftbetaHistorydraft Logo Historydraftbeta

  • London, England
    Monday Feb 11, 1963

    The Beatles

    Recording The Album "Please Please Me"

    London, England
    Monday Feb 11, 1963

    On 11 February 1963, the Beatles recorded ten songs during a single studio session for their debut LP, Please Please Me.




  • London, England
    Tuesday Feb 11, 1975

    Margaret Thatcher

    Leader of The Opposition

    London, England
    Tuesday Feb 11, 1975

    Heath's leadership of the Conservative Party looked increasingly in doubt. Thatcher was not initially seen as the obvious replacement, but she eventually became the main challenger, promising a fresh start. Her main support came from the parliamentary 1922 Committee and The Spectator. She defeated Heath on the first ballot and he resigned the leadership. In the second ballot she defeated Whitelaw, Heath's preferred successor. Thatcher became Conservative Party leader and Leader of the Opposition on 11 February 1975; she appointed Whitelaw as her deputy.




  • Cape Town, South Africa
    Sunday Feb 11, 1990

    Nelson Mandela

    Mandela's Release

    Cape Town, South Africa
    Sunday Feb 11, 1990

    Leaving Victor Verster Prison on 11 February, Mandela held Winnie's hand in front of amassed crowds and the press; the event was broadcast live across the world.Driven to Cape Town's City Hall through crowds, he gave a speech declaring his commitment to peace and reconciliation with the white minority, but made it clear that the ANC's armed struggle was not over, and would continue as "a purely defensive action against the violence of apartheid". He expressed hope that the government would agree to negotiations, so that "there may no longer be the need for the armed struggle", and insisted that his main focus was to bring peace to the black majority and give them the right to vote in national and local elections.




  • Timor-Leste
    Monday Feb 11, 2008

    Xanana Gusmão

    The Assassination attempt

    Timor-Leste
    Monday Feb 11, 2008

    On 11 February 2008, a motorcade containing Gusmão came under gunfire one hour after President José Ramos-Horta was shot in the stomach. Gusmão's residence was also occupied by rebels. According to the Associated Press, the incidents raised the possibility of a coup attempt; they have also described as possible assassination attempts and kidnap attempts.




  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Johan Cruyff

    Sounding Board groups

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    On 11 February 2011, Cruyff returned to Ajax on an advisory basis after agreeing to become a member of one of three "sounding board groups".




  • Europe
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Jackie Chan

    JC Dragon’s Heart Europe

    Europe
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    In 2011, JC Dragon’s Heart Europe was established to continue the work of The Foundation throughout Europe and Africa.




  • Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Nokia

    Strategic Partnership with Microsoft

    Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    On 11 February 2011, Nokia announced a "strategic partnership" with Microsoft, under which it would adopt Windows Phone 7 as its primary operating system on smartphones, and integrate its services and platforms with its own, including Bing as search engine, and integration of Nokia Maps data into Bing Maps. Elop stated that Nokia chose not to use Android because of an apparent inability to "differentiate" its offerings, with critics also noting that his past ties to Microsoft may have also influenced the decision.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Symbian OS

    Nokia announced a partnership with Microsoft

    Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    On 11 February 2011, Nokia announced a partnership with Microsoft that would see Nokia adopt Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform, and Symbian would be gradually phased out, together with MeeGo. As a consequence, Symbian's market share fell, and application developers for Symbian dropped out rapidly. Research in June 2011 indicated that over 39% of mobile developers using Symbian at the time of publication was planning to abandon the platform.


  • Antarctica
    Wednesday Feb 11, 2015

    Harald V

    The world's first reigning monarch to visit Antarctica

    Antarctica
    Wednesday Feb 11, 2015

    In 2015, he became the world's first reigning monarch to visit Antarctica, specifically the Norwegian dependency Queen Maud Land.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Tuesday Feb 11, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Over 1000 Deaths

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Tuesday Feb 11, 2020

    The data as reported by 11 February 2020 by the WHO was that the death count has passed the one thousand mark and the infection count is at 43 103 confirmed cases.


<