This Date in History Calendar- February 11

In Cold War, Feminism, Foreign Affairs, History, human rights, Technology, Vietnam War, World War II on February 10, 2008 by Editor Z

In 1809, Robert Fulton first sought a patton for the steam boat.

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1809: The steam boat is first patonted by Robert Fulton.

1916: Anarchist and political essayist Emma Goldman is arrested for advocating Birth Control.

1929: Italy and the Vatican sign the Latern Treaty.

1937: A sit down strike draws to an concludes, when General Motors offically recognizes the United Auto Workers (UAW) union.

1943: U.S General Dwight D Eisenhower is selected to be commander of allied armies stationed in Europe.

1953: U.S President Dwight Eisenhower rejects the clemency appeal of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who face execution on charges of espionage.

1973: First U.S prisoners of war are released by Vietnam.

1990: Anti-Aparthied activist and political prisoner Nelson Mandela is released from prison.



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