February 11: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1752 - Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
- 1790 - The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congressfor abolition of slavery.
- 1794 - First session of United States Senate open to the public.
- 1938 - BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot".
- 1990 - Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
- Famous Birthdays: Henry Fox Talbot (English photographer, invented the calotype), Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (American explorer), Auguste Mariette (French archaeologist), Josiah Willard Gibbs (American physicist), Thomas Edison (American businessman, invented the light bulb and phonograph)
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