Historical Events in April 2011

  • Apr 1 After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

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Apr 1 Alan Rickman's last performance in "Seminar" on Broadway

  • Apr 4 73rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Butler 53-41
  • Apr 5 30th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas A&M beats Notre Dame 76-70
  • Apr 9 A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.
  • Apr 9 164th Grand National: Jason Maguire aboard Ballabriggs wins
  • Apr 10 75th Masters Golf Tournament: Charl Schwartzel wins, shooting a 274
  • Apr 11 Minsk Metro bombing in Belarus kills at least 15 and injures over 200
  • Apr 15 "Black Friday" for online poker in the US: indicment United States v. Scheinberg shuts down sites, accussing companies of fraud and money laundering

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Apr 17 "Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in Sydney, Australia

  • Apr 17 "Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO
  • Apr 18 115th Boston Marathon: Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya 1st man in 2:03:02 (course record) and Caroline Kilel of Kenya 1st woman in 2:22:36

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Apr 19 Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Apr 23 Zach Daniels defeated Rick Michaels to become the new TNT Heavyweight Champion.
  • Apr 25 At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.
  • Apr 27 The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.

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Apr 27 U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Apr 28 2011 NFL Draft: Cam Newton from University of Auburn first pick by Carolina Panthers