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11TH FEBRUARY IN HISTORY

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660 BC Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu

1543 Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian/Portugese troops beat Muslim army

1720 Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)

1903 US Congress adopts the Expedition Act, which authorizes the Attorney General to ‘expedite’ anti-trust cases through the courts, reflecting growing popular support for President Roosevelt’s ‘trust busting’ campaign

1943 US General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe; British General Montgomery not best pleased.

1945 1st gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey, CA

1968 Israeli-Jordan border fight

1970 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit

1971 US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

1995 Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), landsope; British General Montgomery not best pleased.

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