This Day in History on 11th February

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 11th February. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days


International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Important Events

660: Emperor Jimmu formed the nation of Japan.

1613: Mughal Emperor Jahangir allowed the East India Company to set up a factory at Surat.

1660: Aurangzeb send Mukhtar Khan to Aurangabad, giving him charge of the Deccan.

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

1911: Henry Pique became the first Indian to fly a Hunter Lee Air Mail flew from Allahabad to Naini, a village 10 km away.

1929: Vatican City was separated from Italy by a special treaty signed between Pope Pius XI and Benito Mussolini in the Lateran Treaty.

1959: The great Indian cricketer Veenu Mankad played his last Test against the West Indies in Delhi.

1979: Prime Minister Morarji Desai declared the Cellular Jail on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands a national monument.

1990: Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years in prison.

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

1800: William Henry Fox, an English scientist, inventor, and photography pioneer.

1839: Almon Brown Strowger, an American inventor.

1847: Thomas Alva Edison, an American inventor, and businessman.

1932: Raavi Kondala Rao, an Indian film actor.

1969: Jennifer Aniston, an American actress, producer, and businesswoman

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

Jamnalal Bajaj

Death/ Death Anniversary

1650: René Descartes, a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.

1942: Jamnalal Bajaj, an Indian industrialist, a philanthropist, and an Indian independence fighter.

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

1968: Deendayal Upadhyaya, an Indian politician and thinker of right-wing Hindutva ideology.

1977: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, an Indian lawyer, and politician who served as the fifth President of India.

1993: Kamal Amrohi, an Indian film director and screenwriter.

Further Reading

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