TODAY IN HISTORY
Feb. 11, 1990
South African black activist Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity.
ALSO ON THIS DATE
The Church of England grudgingly accepted King Henry VIII as its supreme head.
The Lateran Treaty was signed, with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.
A six-week-old sit-down strike against General Motors ended, with the company agreeing to recognize the United Automobile Workers Union.