TO­DAY IN HISTORY

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Feb. 11, 1937

A six-week sit-down strike against Gen­eral Mo­tors ended, with the com­pany agree­ing to rec­og­nize the United Au­to­mo­bile Work­ers Union.

ON THIS DATE 1945

Franklin D. Roo­sevelt, Win­ston Churchill and Josef Stalin signed the Yalta Agree­ment, in which Stalin agreed to de­clare war against Ja­pan.

1968

New York City’s fourth and cur­rent Madi­son Square Gar­den, opened with a “Salute to the USO” hosted by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. (That night, the New York Rangers played their fi­nal game at the third Gar­den, ty­ing the Detroit Red Wings 3-3.)

2008

The Pen­tagon charged Khalid Sheikh Mo­hammed and five oth­ers with mur­der and war crimes in the Sept. 11 at­tacks.

2012

Whit­ney Houston, 48, was found dead in a ho­tel room bath­tub in Bev­erly Hills, Calif.

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