On This Day

Historical Events on April 11 (Part 2)

Meeting of Interest

2015 Barack Obama and Raúl Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution

  • 2015 168th Grand National: Jockey Leighton Aspell wins his second consecutive GN aboard 25/1 shot Many Clouds; owner Trevor Hemmings' 3rd GN victory

Film & TV History

2015 Amy Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

  • 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)

Historic Event

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

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

Anti Omar al-Bashir Protest

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

  • 2019 EU leaders agree to a six-month extension to Brexit after UK parliament fails to reach any consensus

Historic Event

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

COVID-19

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

Farm Aid Concert

2020 Farm Aid "At Home" held virtually; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Black Pumas, Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Edie Brickell, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Jon Batiste, and Valerie June & The War and Treaty

BAFTA Awards

2021 74th BAFTAS held virtually; Nomadland" best film, Chloé Zhao best director, Frances McDormand, Anthony Hopkins best acting awards

  • 2021 85th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Hideki Matsuyama become first Japanese male to win a golf major; hangs on to beat American Will Zalatoris by 1 stroke
  • 2021 Tropical cyclone Seroja makes landfall in Western Australia near the town of Kalbarri with winds up to 170km/h (105mph)
  • 2021 20-year-old Daunte Wright shot and killed at a traffic stop by police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, who says they mistook their gun for a taser
  • 2021 Peruvian general election: Free Peru party wins most seats but not a majority, Pedro Castillo wins presidency (not declared till 19 July)