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Sunday, February 11, 2018

1531 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome

1929 Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome

1935 1st US airplane flight with auto slung beneath fuselage, NY

1942 "Archie" comic book debuts

1944 German troops reconquer Aprilia, Italy

1946 World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 116 of 156 captured U-boats

1968 Israeli-Jordan border fight

1970 John Lennon pays $1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland

1974 Libya nationalises three US oil companies that had not agreed to 51 per cent nationalisation in September

1978 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens

1979 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC

1990 Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa

1992 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)

1993 President Clinton selects Janet Reno to be first female US Attorney General

1998 KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview

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