Today in History- 11th February
|The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company.
|Italy recognized the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.
|The British Conservative Party chooses Margaret Thatcher as its new leader.
|Ayatollah Khomeini's followers seized control of the Tehran.
|Nelson Mandela has been freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years.
|Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announces his resignation and hands power of the country over to the military.