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February 11. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

11.02.2020, 12:00

Holidays and festivals

Each year the second Tuesday of February the world marks the Safer Internet Day. This year it falls on February 11 and its motto is «Together for the Best Internet». Its aim is promotion of better and positive use of digital technologies, especially by children and youth.

Name-days: Roman, Dmytro.

The most interesting events that took place on this day:

1852 — Nikolay Gogol  threw the manuscript of the second volume of his great novel “Dead Souls” into fire.

1865 — Charles Lutwidge Dodgson invented for himself a penname “Lewis Carroll”.

1878 — the first weekly weather forecast was published in Great Britain.

1992 — The Republic of Botswana acknowledged the independence of Ukraine.

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On this day the following famous people were born:

1890 — Anton Sereda, a Ukrainian graphic artist and the master of Applied Arts.

1909 — Joseph Leo Mankiewicz, an American film-director.

1917 — Giuseppe De Santis, an Italian film-director.

1934 — Dame Barbara Mary Quant, a British fashion-designer and the author of the mini-skirt idea.

1969 — Jennifer Aniston, an American actress.

On this day the following famous people passed away:

1948 — Sergey Eisenstein, a Soviet film-director.

1963 — Silvia Platt, an American poet. 

2000 — Roger Vadim, a French film-director.

2012 — Whitney Houston, an American pop-singer, the laureate of the Grammy and Emmy Awards.

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