12th Month, Second day, Jerusalem fell to the Babylonian invasion during the time of King Jehoiakim of Judah.
1879 1st electric arc light used (California Theater)
1904 Japan and Russia declare war
1935 1st US streamlined electric rail road engine begins service
1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
1967 25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified, allowing vice president to become president, as well as to appoint new vice president of anyone regardless of whether they are an elected official.
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1974 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
2007 Obama announced he is running for president.
Feb. 11 in History:
12th Month, Third Day, the 2nd Temple was completed. Ezra 6:15.
55 A.D. Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
385 Siricius, bishop of Tarragona, elected as Bishop of Rome; first to call himself Pope.
824 St Paschal I ends his reign as Pope
1531 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome
1945 1st gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey, CA
1953 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
1964 Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
1968 Israeli-Jordan border fight
1979 Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power
1985 King Hussein of Jordan & PLO leader Arafat sign accord
1986 Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
2011 Egyptian President Mubarak overthrown.
2013 Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415.