February 11

This Day in History

1990

Mandela freed

Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years. A member of the African National Congress (ANC), he advocated nonviolent resistance to … (more...)

1929

World’s Smallest State Becomes Official

The 11th of February 1929 witnessed the signing of the Lateran Treaty, under which the Kingdom of Italy officially recognised the independence and sovereignty of the Vatican City. It brought to an end … (more...)