Today in History: In 2012, Whitney Houston died at age 48


Houston’s death was ruled accidental due to drowning and drug use. She was 48 years old.

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2020. 

There are 324 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Feb. 11, 2012, pop singer Whitney Houston, 48, was found dead in a hotel room bathtub in Beverly Hills, California.

On this date:

In 1531, the Church of England grudgingly accepted King Henry VIII as its supreme head.

In 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln bade farewell to his adopted hometown of Springfield, Ill., as he headed to Washington for his inauguration.

In 1937, a six-week-old sit-down strike against General Motors ended, with the company agreeing to…

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