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This day in history, February 11

 February 11 is the 42nd day of the year. There are 324 days remaining in 2016.

 Here are a few events from this day in history. 

1534: British King Henry VIII is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.

1847: Inventor Thomas Edison is born in Milan, Ohio.

1936: Actor Burt Reynolds is born in Lansing, Michigan.

1968: Peggy Fleming wins figure skating gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

1973: North Vietnam releases first American POWs since start of Vietnam War nearly nine years earlier.

1990: Nelson Mandela is released from South African prison, 27 years after being convicted of sabotage and other charges.

1990: Despite 40:1 odds, Buster Douglas knocks out boxing champ Mike Tyson to win world Heavyweight title in Tokyo.

2012: Singer, actress and producer Whitney Houston dies in Beverly Hills, California at age 48.

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