TODAY IN HISTORY
Today’s Highlight in History: 1531: 1929: 1937: 1979: 1986: 2006: | Today is Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. 2008: 2013: Ten years ago: Five years ago:
Nelson Mandela and wife Winnie, walking hand in hand, raise clenched fists upon his release from Victor prison on Feb. 11, 1990, Cape Town, South Africa. The African National Congress leader had served over 27 years in detention.the New York Rangers played their final game at the third Garden, tying the Detroit Red Wings 3-3.)followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized power in Iran.Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky was released by the Soviet Union after nine years of captivity as part of an EastWest prisoner exchange.Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded Harry Whittington, a companion during a weekend quail-hunting trip in Texas.