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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.

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