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  •  In light of these two great things, (7+ / 0-)

    the fall of Mubarak and the liberation of Mandela, occurring on Feb. 11, I think we should celebrate on this day forever more.

    I could have been a soldier... I had got part of it learned; I knew more about retreating than the man that invented retreating. --Mark Twain

    by NogodsnomastersMary on Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 09:00:35 AM PST

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    •  Let's look at Wikipedia! (6+ / 0-)

      660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
      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.
      1752 – Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
      1790 – The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.
      1794 – First session of United States Senate open to the public.
      1861 – American Civil War: United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
      1978 – Censorship: the People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
      1987 – The Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect.
      1990 – Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
      2011 – Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resigns and delegates responsibilities to the Supreme Military Council after 17 days of protests.

      Those Wikipedia guys edit fast.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 09:10:18 AM PST

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