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Daily Almanac: Feb. 11, 2022

Sunrise/Sunset

RISE: 7:41 a.m.     

SET: 6:15 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures

High:  43°F

Low:  27°F

Wacky Holiday Today

• International Day of Women and Girls in Science

• National Make a Friend Day

What Happened On This Day

• 1990 Nelson Mandela is freed after 27 years as a political prisoner

• 1975 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female leader of the British Conservative Party

Births On This Day

• 1847 Thomas Edison

American businessman, invented the light bulb, phonograph

• 1969 Jennifer Aniston

American actress, director, producer

Deaths On This Day

• 1963 Sylvia Plath

American poet

• 2012 Whitney Houston American singer, actress, producer, model