11th February

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1990 Nelson Mandela freed South African black activist Nelson Mandela is freed after 27 years in captivity
1987 Cynthia Payne acquitted Cynthia Payne is acquitted of nine charges of controlling prostitutes at her home in south-west London.
1976 Olympics Figure skater John Curry wins Britain's first Olympic gold in the sport - and the country's first medal at the winter games for 12 years
1975 British politics The British Conservative Party chooses Margaret Thatcher as its new leader
1962 Sheryl Crow born American singer songwriter Sheryl Crow is born
1956 Burgess and Maclean - re-appear in Moscow Two British diplomats, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, who vanished in mysterious circumstances five years ago re-appear in the Soviet Union.
1945 World War 2 - Yalta agreement signed Franklin D Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin sign the Yalta Agreement during World War 2.
1900 Boer War - Orange Free State invasion Colonel Hannay begins the invasion of the Orange Free State with a march from Orange River to Ramdam
1847 Thomas Edison is born Inventor Thomas Edison is born in Milan, Ohio.
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