On This Day

Historical Events on April 11 (Part 2)

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2015 Amy Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer
  • 2016 UN-backed ceasefire comes into effect in Yemen conflict between Iranian-backed Houthis rebels and government forces
  • 2016 Updated "Tree of Life" published in "Nature Microbiology" by scientists from Berkeley University in California
  • 2019 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)

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2019 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
  • 2019 Israel's Beresheet spacecraft, the first privately-funded mission to the moon, crashes on the moon

SudanAnti Omar al-Bashir Protest

2019 Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir overthrown and arrested by the army in Khartoum after 29 years in power

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Alaa Salah during a protest against President Omar al-Bashir
Alaa Salah during a protest against President Omar al-Bashir
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  • 2019 EU leaders agree to a six-month extension to Brexit after UK parliament fails to reach any consensus

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2019 Ex-Pope Benedict XVI claims Catholic sexual abuse caused in part by 1960s sexual revolution

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Historic DiscoveryCOVID-19

2020 Brazil is the 1st country in the southern hemisphere to report more than 1,000 deaths from coronavirus COVID-19, with 1,056 deaths and 19,638 cases

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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