On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • EU leaders agree to a six-month extension to Brexit after UK parliament fails to reach any consensus
  • Ex-Pope Benedict XVI claims Catholic sexual abuse caused in part by 1960s sexual revolution
  • First day of voting in Indian general elections, the world's largest democracy with 900 million eligible voters in the world's largest-ever election (till 23rd May)
  • Israel's Beresheet spacecraft, the first privately-funded mission to the moon, crashes on the moon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir overthrown and arrested by the army in Khartoum after 29 years in power

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London by police and arrested on failure to appear in court on US extradition charges

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange

Famous Deaths

  • Monkey Punch [Kazuhiko Kato], Japanese manga cartoonist (Lupin III), dies of pneumonia at 81