What Happened on April 11

Historical Events

  • 1512 Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars
  • 1783 Hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War
  • 1814 Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba
  • 1868 The Shogunate is abolished in Japan.
  • 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
  • 1979 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala
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Did You Know?

The Apple I computer, created by Steve Wozniak is released

On April 11, 1976

Famous Weddings

  • 1799 Politician Henry Clay (21) weds Lucretia Hart in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1888 Industrialist Henry Ford (24) weds Clara Jane Bryant (22) in Greenfield Township, Michigan
  • 1911 Actress Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1969 South African president Frederik de Klerk marries Marike Willemse
  • 1981 Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen

Famous Divorces

  • 2007 "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
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