On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1881

Historical Events

  • River ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River, Ontario, 180 die
  • Spelman College founded as Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary in basement of Friendship Baptist Church, Atlanta

Famous Birthdays

  • Harvey Bartlett Gaul, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1945)

Famous Deaths

  • Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40
1881 Highlights

About April 11, 1881

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries