On This Day

Events in History in April 2011

  • Apr 1 After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.
  • Apr 9 Gunman murders five people, injures eleven, and commits suicide in a mall in the Netherlands
  • Apr 11 Minsk Metro bombing in Belarus kills at least 15 and injures over 200
  • Apr 15 "Black Friday" for online poker in the US: indictment United States v. Scheinberg shuts down sites, accusing companies of fraud and money laundering

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Apr 19 Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Apr 23 Zach Daniels defeated Rick Michaels to become the new TNT Heavyweight Champion.
  • Apr 25 At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.
  • Apr 27 Deadliest day of the 2011 super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak in United States history

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Apr 27 U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama