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April 11, 2019 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

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

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

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 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

SudanAnti Omar al-Bashir Protest

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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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

Deaths in History

  • Frances Swem Anderson, American technologist (nuclear medicine), dies at 105
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