On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1899

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPercy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian, African American chemist who received 130 patents, pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1975)