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HISTORY: On this day February 11-17, 2018 (week 07) infographic

On this day February 11-17, 2018

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February 11-17, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Pope Benedict XVI, monarch butterflies, Kim Jong-nam, the U.S. Stars and Stripes flag, the foundation of the Moghal dynasty, Fidel Castro of Cuba, and the invention of the bicycle.

February 11, 2013: Pope Benedict XVI declared his intention to retire, citing old age and increasing infirmity. The first pontiff to retire since 1415, he took the title Pope Emeritus

February 12, 2003: Scientists said the monarch butterfly population appeared to have made an almost complete recovery from the massive die-off of the previous winter

February 13, 2017: Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was killed after two women allegedly sprayed poison on his face at Kuala Lumpur Airport

February 14, 1778: The American ship Ranger sailed into Quiberon Bay in France, receiving the first official salute to the newly adopted Stars and Stripes flag

February 15, 1483: Babur, founder of the Mughal dynasty and Emperor of India from 1526 until his death in 1530, was born in Fergana, in present-day Uzbekistan

February 16, 1959: Fidel Castro was sworn in as prime minister of Cuba after heading up a guerrilla campaign that forced right-wing dictator Fulgencio Batista into exile

February 17, 1818: Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patented the “draisine”, the forerunner of the bicycle. The two-wheeled, steerable vehicle was propelled by the rider’s feet

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