11th February

The events happened on 11th February are :

1858 : St. Bernadette's first visions of Mary at Lourdes : On this day in 1858 in Lourdes, France, 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous, a miller's daughter, first had visions of the Virgin Mary that were authenticated by Pope Pius IX in 1862, initiating the cult of Our Lady of Lourdes.

1989 : Reverend Barbara Harris of the Protestant Episcopal Church became the first female bishop of an apostolic succession church.

1945 : The Yalta Conference between the Allied leaders of World War II came to a close.

1929 : A committee met in Paris to devise the Young Plan, a revision of the Dawes Plan of 1924, that renegotiated Germany's reparations for World War I.

1929 : Benito Mussolini of Italy and Pietro Gasparri of the Vatican signed the Lateran Treaty, recognizing papal sovereignty over Vatican City, an enclave in Rome.

1847 : American inventor Thomas Edison, who, singly or jointly, held a world record of 1,093 patents and who played a critical role in introducing the modern age of electricity, was born.

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