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DayBird Historical Events of February 11

55 Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.

1531 Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.

1916 Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.

1938 BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., which coined the term "robot".

1953 President Dwight Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

1990 Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa.

2006 Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Harry Whittington in the face, neck, and upper torso while hunting quail.

 
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