Events in History on April 11

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  • 491 Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, as Anastasius I
  • 672 Deusdedit III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1079 Bishop Stanislaus of Krakow is executed by order of Bolesław II of Poland
  • 1471 Wars of the Roses: King Edward IV of England siezes London from Henry VI

Battle of InterestBattle of Ravenna

1512 Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat the Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars
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The Battle of Ravenna, fought between forces of the Holy League and France
The Battle of Ravenna, fought between forces of the Holy League and France
  • 1551 English premier John Dudley appointed Duke of Northumberland
  • 1564 England & France sign Peace of Troyes
  • 1564 Liege prince-bishop Robert van Bergen resigns
  • 1567 Dutch prince William of Orange flees from Antwerp to Breda
  • 1579 Venlo joins Union of Utrecht
  • 1580 Drenthe joins Union of Utrecht
  • 1677 Battle at Montcassel, French troops beat Prince William III
  • 1689 William III & Mary II crowned as joint rulers of England, Scotland and Ireland
  • 1713 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • 1783 Hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War
  • 1801 Johann von Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans" premieres in Leipzig

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1814 Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1828 Foundation of Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • 1848 Hungary becomes constitutional monarchy under King Ferdinand of Austria
  • 1856 Battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beats William Walker's invading Nicaraguans
  • 1862 Confederates surrender at Fort Pulaski, Georgia
  • 1863 Battle of Suffolk, Virginia (Norfleet House)
  • 1865 Battle of Mobile, Alamaba evacuated by Confederates

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1865 Abraham Lincoln urges a spirit of generous conciliation during reconstruction

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1868 The Shogunate is abolished in Japan
  • 1876 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks organizes in New York City
  • 1876 Sir Charles Gordon ends religious tolerance in Sudan
  • 1881 River ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River, Ontario, 180 die
  • 1881 Spelman College founded as Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary in basement of Friendship Baptist Church, Atlanta
  • 1888 The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated
  • 1890 Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station
  • 1891 8-year old Jewish tailor's daughter disappears in Greece, rumor spreads that she was a Christian girl ritually killed by Jews
  • 1895 Anaheim completes its new electric light system
  • 1898 President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
  • 1899 Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US

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1900 The first modern submarine designed and built by John Philip Holland is purchased by the U.S. Navy

  • 1902 Battle at Rooiwal, South-Africa
  • 1909 Establishment of Tel Aviv by Jewish settlers (named 1910)

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1912 RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland, for NY

Captain of the Titanic Edward Smith
Captain of the Titanic
Edward Smith
  • 1912 Cornerstone of Technion laid in Haifa, Palestine
  • 1912 The UK Parliament introduce a Irish home rule bill, granting Ireland its own bicameral parliament and be required to send a representative to the British House of Commons; Protestants in Ulster resist

  • 1914 Mexican President Huerta breaks off diplomatic relations with the US
  • 1919 The International Labour Organization is founded.
  • 1921 Iowa imposes 1st state cigarette tax
  • 1921 Turkestan ASSR forms in Russian SFSR
  • 1921 The Emirate of Transjordan created
  • 1924 Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections
  • 1924 WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • 1925 Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
  • 1926 Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent
  • 1927 Chilean general Carlos Ibáñez names himself president
  • 1929 KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions
  • 1929 Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam

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1933 Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1939 Hungary leaves League of Nations
  • 1941 Germany blitzes Coventry, England
  • 1941 Jewish Weekly newspaper taken control by Nazis
  • 1941 Nazi occupiers in Netherlands confiscate Jewish assets
  • 1942 US Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal established
  • 1943 Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his 1st (single-rotor) craft
  • 1944 RAF bombs census bureau in The Hague
  • 1945 Allied troops liberate Basket-Compascuum
  • 1945 SS burns & shoots 1,100 at Gardelegen
  • 1945 US captures Tsugen Shima
  • 1945 Four soldiers in the Sixth Armored Division of the US Third Army liberate the Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald
  • 1945 US troops conquers Mulheim, Oberhausen, Bochum, Unna, Essen
  • 1950 Prince Rainier III becomes ruler of Monaco
  • 1950 US B-29 bomber shot down over Latvia

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1951 US President Harry Truman relieves General Douglas McArthur of command in Korea

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1952 The Battle of Nanri island takes place.
  • 1953 Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, & Welfare
  • 1953 US Department of Health, Education and Welfare created

MurderAssassination Attempt

1955 Chartered Air India plane the "Kashmir Princess" is bombed and crashes into the South China Sea in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by a Kuomintang secret agent

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1956 French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria

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1957 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires

  • 1957 Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off & land vertically
  • 1957 Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
  • 1958 Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated in San Francisco
  • 1959 Dutch prince Bernhard visits Lockheed factory

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

1961 Trial of Adolf Eichmann for war crimes in World War II begins in Jerusalem, Israel
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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
  • 1961 Austrian 4th & last government of Raab resigns

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1963 John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty

  • 1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 Warren Spahn beats Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty)
  • 1965 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 & injuring 5,000
  • 1967 Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress & reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1967 Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" debuts in London at the Old Vic

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard
  • 1968 Polish Marshal Spychalski succeeds Ochab as president

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1968 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1968 W Berlin student Rudi Dutschke seriously wounded at demonstration
  • 1970 Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
  • 1970 San Francisco beats Cincinnati 2-1, only day Reds aren't in 1st place in 1970
  • 1971 "Johnny Johnson" opens/closes at Edison Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • 1972 Benjamin L Hooks named to FCC
  • 1972 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1974 WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested

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1976 The Apple I computer, created by Steve Wozniak is released

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
  • 1977 Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 mile

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1979 Tanzanian army captures Kampala, the capital of Uganda forcing Ugandan dictator Idi Amin to flee into exile in Libya

Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin
Ugandan Dictator
Idi Amin
  • 1980 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harassment
  • 1981 Race riot in London area of Brixton

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1981 Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1983 NASA launches RCA-F
  • 1983 In the first 'supergrass' trial in Northern Ireland, fourteen Ulster Volunteer Force members are jailed for a total of two hundred years
  • 1984 Challenger astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair
  • 1984 Chinese troops invade Vietnam

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1984 General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko named President of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • 1984 Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth
  • 1986 Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in New York for $22,000
  • 1986 Dodge Morgan sailed solo nonstop around world in 150 days
  • 1986 Halley's Comet makes closest approach to Earth this trip, 63 M km

  • 1986 KXA-AM in Seattle WA changes call letters to KRPM
  • 1988 Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens
  • 1989 Flyers, scores short-handed into an empty net beating Caps 8-5
  • 1990 Angels Mark Langston & Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0
  • 1990 NY Lotto pays $35 million to two winner (#s are 6-14-24-32-34-51)
  • 1990 Customs officers in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.
  • 1991 Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) lands
  • 1991 UN Security Council issues formal cease fire with Iraq declaration
  • 1992 BPAA US Open by Robert Lawrence
  • 1992 Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3
  • 1993 Kirsan Ilumzjinov installed as president of Kalmukkie
  • 1993 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis)
  • 1996 "King & I" premieres at Neil Simon Theater in NYC for 781 perform
  • 2000 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
  • 2001 Detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter are released
  • 2002 The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia

BattleCoup d'état

2002 An attempted coup d'état takes place in Venezuela against President Hugo Chávez .

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez

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2006 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • 2007 Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers kill 33 people and wounds a further 222
  • 2011 Minsk Metro bombing in Belarus kills at least 15 and injures over 200
  • 2012 8.6 magnitude earthquake and 8.2 aftershock occurs off the coast of Indonesia
  • 2012 2011 London riot looter is jailed for 11 years after starting a fire at a furniture retailer
  • 2012 South Korean legislative elections result in the governing Saenuri Party retaining governance
  • 2012 Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, resigns and calls an election for May 6

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2012 Billionaire Warren Buffett is diagnosed with prostate cancer

Investor Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
  • 2013 14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico
  • 2013 57 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Daraa Governorate, Syria
  • 2013 Two women are beheaded for sorcery in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
  • 2013 Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China

Conference meetingMeeting 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

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • 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

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2019 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
  • 2019 EU leaders agree to a six-month extension to Brexit after UK parliament fails to reach any consensus
  • 2019 Ex-Pope Benedict XVI claims Catholic sexual abuse caused in part by 1960s sexual revolution