Today in History- 11th February

International Events:
Year Event
1856 The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company.
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.