Today in History- 11th February

International Events:

1929                 Italy recognized the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.

1975                 The British Conservative Party chooses Margaret Thatcher as its new leader.

1979                 Ayatollah Khomeini's followers seized control of the Tehran.

1990                 Nelson Mandela has been freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years.

2011                 Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announces his resignation and hands power of the country over to the military.

Indian Events:

1856                 The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company.