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    What happened on April 11

    • April 11, 0491 "Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I."

    • April 11, 1079 Bishop Stanislaus of Krakow is executed by order of Bolesaw II of Poland.

    • April 11, 1241 Batu Khan defeats Bla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi.

    • April 11, 1512 War of the League of Cambrai: French forces led by Gaston de Foix was victorious in the Battle of Ravenna.

    • April 11, 1689 William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.

    • April 11, 1713 Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain

    • April 11, 1713 War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War): Treaty of Utrecht.

    • April 11, 1768 Fire destroys one-third of the town of Montreal

    • April 11, 1775 Last execution for witchcraft in Germany.

    • April 11, 1783 Congress declares end of war with Great Britain

    • April 11, 1814 The first abdication of Napoleon; he is exiled to Elba

    • April 11, 1828 Foundation of Bahia Blanca

    • April 11, 1849 The safety pin is patented by Walter Hunt

    • April 11, 1856 Battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beats Wm Walker's invading Nicaraguans

    • April 11, 1856 "In Rivas, Nicaragua, Juan Santamaria burns down the hostel where William Walker's filibusters are holed up."

    • April 11, 1862 "Rebels surrender Ft Pulaski, Georgia"

    • April 11, 1865 Abraham Lincoln makes his last public speech.

    • April 11, 1868 The Shogunate is abolished in Japan.

    • April 11, 1876 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks organized

    • April 11, 1876 The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized.

    • April 11, 1878 J Coggia discovers asteroid #187 Lamberta

    • April 11, 1881 "River ferry ""Princess Victoria"" sinks in Thames River Ont, 180 die"

    • April 11, 1888 The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated.

    • April 11, 1891 "8 year old Jewish tailor's daughter disappears in Greece, rumour spreads that she was a Christian girl ritually killed by Jews"

    • April 11, 1895 Anaheim completes it's new electric light system

    • April 11, 1898 President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration

    • April 11, 1899 Spain cedes Puerto Rico to the United States.

    • April 11, 1899 Treaty of Paris ratifies; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US

    • April 11, 1900 "Navy accepted its first submarine, USS Holland"

    • April 11, 1905 Einstein reveals his Theory of Relativity (special relativity).

    • April 11, 1917 "First Battle of Bullecourt, France"

    • April 11, 1919 International Labour Organization founded.

    • April 11, 1921 First sports broadcast on the radio.

    • April 11, 1921 Iowa becomes the first U.S. state to impose a cigarette tax.

    • April 11, 1921 Iowa imposed first state cigarette tax

    • April 11, 1921 The Emirate of Transjordan is created.

    • April 11, 1921 Turkestan ASSR established in Russian SFSR

    • April 11, 1941 "Germany blitzes Conventry, England"

    • April 11, 1942 Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized

    • April 11, 1943 "Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his first (single-rotor) craft"

    • April 11, 1945 "U.S. troops liberate approximately 20,000 prisoners from Buchenwald."

    • April 11, 1945 World War II: United States forces liberate Buchenwald concentration camp.

    • April 11, 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes first black in modern major-league baseball

    • April 11, 1951 Korean War: President Harry S. Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.

    • April 11, 1951 Pres Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur

    • April 11, 1951 "The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its traditional (to the British government) location in Westminster Abbey."

    • April 11, 1952 The Battle of Nanri island takes place.

    • April 11, 1955 The Air India Kashmir Princess downs in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

    • April 11, 1956 Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites

    • April 11, 1957 Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.

    • April 11, 1957 Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes first jet to take-off and land vertically

    • April 11, 1959 "Karen Ann Hunter, American Tutor, is born"

    • April 11, 1960 "Jeremy Clarkson, famous motoring journalist and tv presenter was born."

    • April 11, 1960 The first weather satellite launched (Tiros 1)

    • April 11, 1961 "Bob Dylan's first appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village"

    • April 11, 1961 Israel begins the Adolf Eichman world war II crimes trial

    • April 11, 1961 Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.

    • April 11, 1963 "John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty"

    • April 11, 1963 Number one hit on UK music charts - Gerry & The Pacemakers - How Do You Do It?

    • April 11, 1965 "40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 and injuring 5,000"

    • April 11, 1965 "The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people."

    • April 11, 1967 F Borngen discovers asteroid #3539 Weimar

    • April 11, 1967 Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress and reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr

    • April 11, 1967 In Ottawa Ontario Bower Edward Featherstone convicted under the Official Secrets Act of acquiring confidential naval charts

    • April 11, 1968 German student leader Rudi Dutschke is shot in Berlin.

    • April 11, 1968 "Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing."

    • April 11, 1968 Pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act

    • April 11, 1970 Apollo 13 is launched.

    • April 11, 1970 "Beatles' ""Let It Be,"" single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks"

    • April 11, 1970 "Launch of Apollo 13, commanded by CAPT James A. Lovell, Jr., USN. Former naval aviator Fred W. Haise, Jr. was the Lunar Module Pilot. While 200,000 miles from Earth there was an explosion on board which forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. Mission duration was 5 days, 22 hours, and 54 minutes. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2)."

    • April 11, 1972 "200,000 Hydro-Quebec workers, teachers, and hospital staff go on 2-week strike; largest in history"

    • April 11, 1978 E F Helin and G Grueff discovers asteroid #3101 Goldberger

    • April 11, 1979 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed.

    • April 11, 1980 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harrassment

    • April 11, 1980 "Paul McCartney releases ""Coming Up"""

    • April 11, 1981 "A massive riot in Brixton, South London, results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries."

    • April 11, 1981 Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him

    • April 11, 1981 Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen

    • April 11, 1984 Challenger astronauts complete first in space satellite repair

    • April 11, 1984 Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth

    • April 11, 1986 "Halley's Comet makes closest approach to Earth this trip, 63 M km"

    • April 11, 1986 "In New York City a Canadian 1921 50 cent piece fetches a record US$22,000 at auction."

    • April 11, 1987 The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.

    • April 11, 1989 Philadelphia Flyers' goalie Ron Hextall scores short-handed into an empty net

    • April 11, 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."

    • April 11, 1990 Harold Ballard dies at age 86; President of Maple Leaf Gardens and the Toronto Maple Leafs since 1961

    • April 11, 1991 Ottawa to give $15 million compensation to families of victims of 1985 Air India Flight 182 disaster

    • April 11, 1991 UN Security Council issues formal cease fire with Iraq declaration

    • April 11, 1996 "Panathinaikos becomes the first Greek team to win the European Championships (now Euroleague) in Paris, beating FC Barcelona by 67-66."

    • April 11, 1997 "In Southern Xinjiang, China a 6.2 earthquake occurred, at least 9 people killed, 89 injured, 100,000 homeless, thousands of buildings destroyed and 11,000 livestock killed in Jiashi County"

    • April 11, 2000 "AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open."

    • April 11, 2001 "Australia beat American Samoa 31-0 in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying game, an international record in which Archie Thompson scored 13 goals"

    • April 11, 2001 "The 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 is released."

    • April 11, 2002 An attempted coup d'tat in Venezuela against President Hugo Chvez began.

    • April 11, 2002 The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.

    • April 11, 2003 U.S. troops take the northern Iraqi city of Mosul without a fight.

    • April 11, 2006 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.

    • April 11, 2007 "Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others. 2007 Algiers bombings."







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