On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1856

Historical Events

  • Battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beats William Walker's invading Nicaraguans

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricket batsman (23 Tests [7 captain]; 1277 runs @ 35 47; Nottinghamshire), born in New Lenton, England (d. 1903)
  • Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, born in Moorslede, Belgium (d. 1893)

Famous Deaths

  • Juan SantamarĂ­a, national hero of Costa Rica (b. 1831)
1856 Highlights

About April 11, 1856

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries