On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1890

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Rachele Mussolini, wife of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, born in Predappio, Romagna, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", dies of asphyxia at 27