On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Avengers", directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlet Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2011 London riot looter is jailed for 11 years after starting a fire at a furniture retailer
  • 8.6 magnitude earthquake and 8.2 aftershock occurs off the coast of Indonesia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billionaire Warren Buffett is diagnosed with prostate cancer

Investor Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
  • Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, resigns and calls an election for May 6
  • South Korean legislative elections result in the governing Saenuri Party retaining governance

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmed Ben Bella, First president of Algeria, dies at 93