On This Day 11 February

Important Days

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Important Events

1856 – The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is deposed.

2014 – A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.

2015 – A university student was murdered as she resisted an attempted rape in Turkey, sparking nationwide protests and public outcry against harassment and violence against women.

2016 – A man shoots six people dead at an education center in Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia.

2017 – North Korea test fires a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.

2018 – Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes near Moscow, Russia with 71 deaths and no survivors.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1992 – Lasse Norman Hansen, Danish track and road cyclist

1993 – Ben McLemore, American basketball player

1994 – Dansby Swanson, American baseball player

1996 – Jonathan Tah, German footballer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1942 – Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1884)

1977 – Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian lawyer and politician, President of India (b. 1905)