On This Day in History for April 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 148 of 148

  • 1974 WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested

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1976 The Apple I computer, created by Steve Wozniak is released

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
  • 1977 Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 mile
  • 1979 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala
  • 1980 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harassment
  • 1981 Race riot in London area of Brixton
  • 1983 NASA launches RCA-F
  • 1983 In the first 'supergrass' trial in Northern Ireland, fourteen Ulster Volunteer Force members are jailed for a total of two hundred years
  • 1984 Challenger astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair
  • 1984 Chinese troops invade Vietnam
  • 1984 Gen Sec Konstantin U Chernenko named President of Soviet Union
  • 1984 Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth
  • 1984 USSR party leader Chernenko elected president
  • 1986 A Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in NYC for $22,000
  • 1986 Dodge Morgan sailed solo nonstop around world in 150 days
  • 1986 Halley's Comet makes closest approach to Earth this trip, 63 M km
  • 1986 KXA-AM in Seattle WA changes call letters to KRPM
  • 1988 Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens
  • 1989 Flyers, scores short-handed into an empty net beating Caps 8-5
  • 1990 Angels Mark Langston & Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0
  • 1990 NY Lotto pays $35 million to two winner (#s are 6-14-24-32-34-51)
  • 1990 Customs officers in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.
  • 1991 Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) lands
  • 1991 UN Security Council issues formal cease fire with Iraq declaration
  • 1992 BPAA US Open by Robert Lawrence
  • 1992 Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3
  • 1993 Kirsan Ilumzjinov installed as president of Kalmukkie
  • 1993 450 prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to prison conditions, as well as the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis) against their religious beliefs. It was Easter Sunday.

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1996 "King & I" premieres at Neil Simon Theater in NYC for 781 perform

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 2000 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
  • 2001 The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter is released.
  • 2002 The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.

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2002 An attempted coup d'état takes place in Venezuela against President Hugo Chávez .

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez

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2006 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • 2007 2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others.
  • 2011 Minsk Metro bombing in Belarus kills at least 15 and injures over 200
  • 2012 8.6 magnitude earthquake and 8.2 aftershock occurs off the coast of Indonesia
  • 2012 2011 London riot looter is jailed for 11 years after starting a fire at a furniture retailer
  • 2012 South Korean legislative elections result in the governing Saenuri Party retaining governance
  • 2012 Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, resigns and calls an election for May 6

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2012 Billionaire Warren Buffett is diagnosed with prostate cancer

Investor Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
  • 2013 14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico
  • 2013 57 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Daraa Governorate, Syria
  • 2013 Two women are beheaded for sorcery in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
  • 2013 Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China

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2015 Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2016 UN-backed ceasefire comes into effect in Yemen conflict between Iranian-backed Houthis rebels and government forces
  • 2016 Updated "Tree of Life" published in "Nature Microbiology" by scientists from Berkeley University in California

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 106 of 106

  • 1963 Chris Ferguson, American poker player
  • 1963 Billy Bowden, New Zealand umpire
  • 1967 Stefan Johnstown, Norwegian speed walker (world record 20 km)
  • 1968 Sergey Lukyanenko, Russian author
  • 1975 Walid Soliman, Tunisian author
  • 1985 Will Minson, Australian rules footballer

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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