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Famous Events For April 11

Famous Events For April 11 – Today In History

April 11: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – April 11  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 11th April 1512: The French heavily defeated the forces of the Holy League at the Battle of Ravenna.
2. 11th April 1689: William II and Mary II were crowned as the joint sovereigns of Britain.


18th Century – What Happened on April 11 – The 1700s

3. 11th April 1713: The War of Spanish Succession was ended by signing the Treaty of Utrecht.
4. 11th April 1783: The U.S. Congress proclaimed a formal end to hostilities with Great Britain after receiving a copy of the provisional treaty on March 13.

19th Century – April 11 This Day That Year – The 1800s

5. 11th April 1803: John Stevens today patented a twin-screw propeller steamboat.
6. 11th April 1814: Napoleon was forced to abdicate his throne after the allied European nations had marched into Paris on March 30. He was banished to the island of Elba.
7. 11th April 1876: The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was organized on this day.
8. 11th April 1876: John C. Zachos today patented the Stenotype.
9. 11th April 1895: Anaheim, CA, today completed its new electric light system.


10. 11th April 1898: William McKinley, President of the US today asked Congress for a declaration of war with Spain.
11. 11th April 1899: The treaty ending the Spanish-American was today declared in effect.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day April 11th – The 1900s

12. 11th April 1900: The U.S. Navy today purchased the first modern submarine designed and built by John Philip Holland.
13. 11th April 1912: The UK Parliament introduced an Irish home rule bill, granting Ireland its bicameral parliament and requiring it to send a representative to the British House of Commons. Protestants in Ulster resisted the move.
14. 11th April 1914: Mexican President Huerta breaks off diplomatic relations with the US.
15. 11th April 1919: The International Labour Organization was founded today.
16. 11th April 1921: The Emirate of Transjordan is created.
17. 11th April 1921: The first sports broadcast on the radio, takes place today.
18. 11th April 1921: Iowa became the first state to impose a tax on cigarettes.
19. 11th April 1924: The Danish parliamentary elections were won by the Socialists.
20. 11th April 1926: Flemish Economic Covenant 9VEV) forms in Ghent.


21. 11th April 1929: The Loetafoon celluloid film system was demonstrated in Amsterdam.
22. 11th April 1933: Hermann Goering the Nazi politician becomes Premier of Prussia.
23. 11th April 1939: Hungary leaves League of Nations.
24. 11th April 1941: German bombers today blitzed Coventry in England.
25. 11th April 1941: Nazis today take control over the Jewish Weekly newspaper.
26. 11th April 1941: The Jewish assets were confiscated by Nazi occupiers in the Netherlands.
27. 11th April 1942: The US Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal was established today.
28. 11th April 1943: Vertol founder, Frank Piasecki, flies his first single rotor craft.
29. 11th April 1944: The RAF bombs the census bureau in the Hague.
30. 11th April 1945: US troops today reached the Elba River in Germany.
31. 11th April 1945: During World War II, American soldiers today liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany.
32. 11th April 1945: The Allied troops liberate Basket-Compasuum.
33. 11th April 1945: US capture Tsugen Shima.
34. 11th April 1945: The SS today burns and shoots 1,100 at Gardelegen.


35. 11th April 1945: Jackie Robinson today became the first black player to play in a major-league history. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers in an exhibition game.
36. 11th April 1950: The US B-29 bomber was shot down over Latvia.
37. 11th April 1950: Price Rainier III becomes the ruler of Monaco.
38. 11th April 1951: President Truman of the United States today fired General Douglas MacArthur as head of United Nations forces in Korea.
39. 11th April 1952: The Battle of Nanri Island takes place.
40. 11th April 1953: The US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was created.
41. 11th April 1955: In a failed assassination attempt on the Premier of the People’s Republic of China Zhou Enlai, by the Kuomintang, the Air India Kashmir Princess was bombed.
42. 11th April 1956: In a racial incident, Singer Nat Cole was attacked on stage at Birmingham Theater.
43. 11th April 1956: The French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria.
44. 11th April 1957: The VTOL Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes the 1st jet to take off and land vertically.
45. 11th April 1957: Britain agrees to self-rule by Singaporeans.
46. 11th April 1958: Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated in San Francisco.

47. 11th April 1959: Dutch prince Bernhard visits Lockheed factory.
48. 11th April 1961: Israel today began the trial of Adolf Eichmann for war crimes in World War II.
49. 11th April 1963: The US today performed a nuclear test at its Nevada test site.
50. 11th April 1963: Pope John XXII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty.
51. 11th April 1965: 40 tornadoes struck US Midwest killing 272 and injuring over 5000 people.
52. 11th April 1966: Emmett Ashford today became the 1st black major league umpire.
53. 11th April 1968: The 1968 Civil Rights Act was today signed by US President Lyndon B Johnson.
54. 11th April 1968: Polish Marshal Spychalski succeeded Ochab as president.
55. 11th April 1970: Apollo 13 was today launched on a mission to the moon, which was disrupted by an explosion that crippled the spacecraft. The astronauts however returned safely.
56. 11th April 1972: USSR performs underground nuclear test.
57. 11th April 1974: U.S. President Richard Nixon was today subpoenaed by the Judiciary Committee to produce tapes for impeachment inquiry.
58. 11th April 1976: JP Pjilippa a World War II war criminal was arrested today.
59. 11th April 1976: Apple today released its Apple I computer, created by its co-founder Steve Wozniak.
60. 11th April 1979: As rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seized control in Uganda, Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda.

61. 11th April 1980: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today issued regulations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors.
62. 11th April 1981: A race riot erupted in the Brixton area of London. More than 300 people were injured.
63. 11th April 1981: President Ronald Reagan today returns to the White House from the Hospital. He had escaped an assassination attempt on March 30.
64. 11th April 1984: Challenger astronauts today completed 1st in space satellite repair.
65. 11th April 1984: General Secretary Konstantin J. Cherenkov was today named president of the Soviet Union.
66. 11th April 1984: Soyuz T-11 returns to earth.
67. 11th April 1984: China invaded Vietnam today.
68. 11th April 1985: The distance between the moon and the earth was measured to an accuracy of one inch by scientists in Hawaii.
69. 11th April 1985: It was today announced by the White House that President Reagan would visit the Nazi cemetery at Bitburg.
70. 11th April 1986: Dodge Morgan sailed around the world non-stop in 150 days.
71. 11th April 1986: Halley’s Comet makes the closest approach to Earth (63 M km).

72. 11th April 1986: Kellogg’s stopped giving tours of its breakfast-food plant, a tradition which was in vogue for 80 years. They said they stopped it as the company secrets were at risk due to spies from other cereal companies.
73. 11th April 1986: A Canadian 1921, 50-cent piece was auctioned in New York City for $22,000.
74. 11th April 1988: The Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopened today.
75. 11th April 1990: Customs officers in Middleborough in the United Kingdom claimed that they had seized what they believed to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.
76. 11th April 1991: The UN Security Council issued a formal cease-fire with Iraq.
77. 11th April 1991: Space Shuttle Atlantis 8 lands.
78. 11th April 1992: The Irish Republican Army bombs the London financial district killing 3 people.
79. 11th April 1993: 450 prisoners at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio went into riot today citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination (tuberculosis) of Nation of Islam prisoners. The rioting continued for 10 days.
80. 11th April 1993: Kirsan Ilumzjinov was today installed as president of Kalmukkie.

81. 11th April 1996: Seven-year-old Jessica Dubroff, with her father and flight instructor, were killed when her plane crashed after takeoff from Cheyenne, Wyoming. Jessica is hoping to become the youngest person to fly cross-country.
82. 11th April 1996: The African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty was today signed by forty-three African nations.
83. 11th April 1998: The Ulster Unionists, the biggest political party in Northern Ireland, announced its backing for the historic peace deal.
84. 11th April 1999: After the assassination of President Ibrahim Bare Mainassara on 9th April, Daouda Malam Wanke was designated president of Niger.

21st Century – April 11 This Day In History – The 2000s

85. 11th April 2000: Today the Comerica Park in Detroit, the Minute Maid Park in Houston, and the AT&T park in Sa Francisco were opened.
86. 11th April 2001: China today agreed to release 24 crew members of a U.S. surveillance plane. The plane had made an emergency landing after an in-flight collision with a Chinese fighter Jet.

87. 11th April 2002: 21 people were killed in Tunisia in the Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda.
88. 11th April 2002: In Venezuela an attempted coup d’etat takes place against President Hugo Chavez.
89. 11th April 2006: The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today announced that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
90. 11th April 2007: In the Algerian capital of Algiers, two bombings occurred killing 33 people and injuring more than 200 people.
91. 11th April 2007: Apple today announced that the iTunes Store had sold more than two million movies.
92. 11th April 2011: The Minsk Metro bombing in Belarus kills at least 15 people and injures over 200 people.
93. 11th April 2012: An earthquake of magnitude 8.6 and 8.2 magnitude aftershock occurs off the coast of Indonesia.
94. 11th April 2012: Lucas Papademos, the Prime Minister of Greece resigns and calls for an election for May 6.
95. 11th April 2012: In the South Korean legislative election the governing Saenuri Party retains governance.
96. 11th April 2013: Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China.
97. 11th April 2013: In Papua New Guinea, two women are beheaded for sorcery in Bougainville.
98. 11th April 2013: In clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacan Mexico 14 people were killed.

99. 11th April 2015: In the first meeting of the US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution, Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet in Panama.
100. 11th April 2016: In Yemen, in the conflict between Iranian-backed Houthis rebels and government forces the UN-backed ceasefire comes into effect.

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