On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Discover of gravitational waves (through collision of two black holes) announced by physicists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo)
  • Last of Oregon militia occupying Malheur wildlife refuge surrenders to authorities after 41 days
  • Riot between rival drug cartels at a prison in Monterrey, Mexico, leaves 52 dead
  • Sixth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on CNN and PBS, and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin