Today is Monday, Feb. 11, the
42nd day of 2019. There are
323 days left in the year.
In 1968, New York City's fourth and current Madison Square Garden, located on Manhattan's West Side, opened with a "Salute to the USO" hosted by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
In 1979, followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized power in Iran.
In 1990, South African black activist Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity.
In 2006, Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded Harry Whittington, a companion during a weekend quail-hunting trip in Texas.
In 2012, pop singer Whitney Houston, 48, was found dead in a hotel room bathtub in Beverly Hills, California.