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This Day in History

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Born on this day
1847  - Thomas Edison, the American inventor who, singly or jointly, held a world record 1,093 patents for inventions, is born. [more]
Australian Explorers
1861  - Burke and Wills reach the northern coast but are unable to actually reach the sea, due to mangrove swamps. [more]
Australian History
1867  - The ship ‘Zanoni’ capsizes in the relatively sheltered waters of Gulf St Vincent. [more]
World History
1990  - Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid campaigner and the first democratically-elected President of South Africa, is freed after 27 years in jail. [more]

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