Feb. 11th Iran’s Shah Rule Collapsed, Mubarak Resigns
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Via Instapundit, via Larwyn’s Hot, Hot Linx: The Iranian regime under the rule of Shah Reza Pahlavi completelycollapsed on February 11th, 1979, and today Hosni Mubarak let loose his reign on the Egyptian people. The 11ths are piling up:
1937 – A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union.
1943 – World War II: General Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
1953 – The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
1959 – The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
1968 – Israeli–Jordanian border clashes.
1971 – Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
1979 – Islamic revolution of Iran establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
2011 – Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resigns and delegates responsibilities to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
And just for fun:
1942 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for “Chattanooga Choo Choo“.