April 11 Events in History - April 11 Birthdays - April 11 Deaths



2013 Malawi President Joyce Banda accuses singer Madonna of 'bullying state officials' after exaggerating the contributions of her charity and complaining about her treatment during a recent visit to the country
2013 Japan's Honda, Nissan and Mazda automakers announce plas to recall 3.4 million cars due to airbag defects.
2012 The North Korean Workers party names Kin Jong Un First Secretary, with his father, Kim Jong IL delcared as the party's 'eternal' General Secretary
2012 Greece Prime Minister Lucas Papademos resigns, calling for a new election within a month
2011 In France, a law banning wearing the burqa and hijab goes into effect
2011 One month after the Tohoku earthquake shook Japan, a 6.6 magnitude aftershock hit Japan, lasting nearly an hour
2010 Tens of thousands of Poles line the streets to witness the procession of President Kaczynski, en route to the Presidential Palace, Warsaw, where he will lie in state
1999 63rd Golf Masters Championship:
1996 "King and I," premieres at Neil Simon Theater in New York City for 781 perform
1996 Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season
1993 57th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 277
1993 Jeff Rouse swims world record 100m backstroke (51.43 sec)
1993 Kirsan Ilumzjinov installed as president of Kalmukkie
1992 BPAA U.S. Open by Robert Lawrence
1992 Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 (Kimberly Payne)
1992 Euro-Disney opens near Paris
1992 Indians set team record for long game lose to Red Sox (19 inn - 6 hours)
1992 Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3
1991 "Miss Saigon," opens at Broadway Theater New York City
1991 New York City's Museum of Broadcasting becomes "Museum of Radio and Television"
1991 Space Shuttle STS-37, Atlantis 8, lands
1991 U.N. Security Council issues formal cease fire with Iraq declaration
1990 Angels Mark Langston and Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0
1990 New York Lotto pays $35 million to two winner (#s are 6-14-24-32-34-51)
1990 New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
1989 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia
1989 Flyers, scores short-handed into an empty net beating Caps 8-5
1988 Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens
1987 Yankees score 12 runs in 7th inning vs Kansas City Royals
1987 Zoja Ivanova wins 2nd female World Cup marathon (2:30:39)
1986 A Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in New York City 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, Washington changes call letters to KRPM
1985 Caps 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals- Caps hold 2-0 lead
1984 Challenger astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair
1984 Chinese troops invade Vietnam
1984 General Sec Konstantin U Chernenko named President of Soviet Union
1984 Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth
1984 U.S.S.R. party leader Chernenko elected president
1983 3rd Golden Raspberry Awards: Inchon! wins
1983 47th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280
1983 55th Academy Awards - "Gandhi," Ben Kingsley and Meryl Streep win
1983 NASA launches RCA-F
1982 46th Golf Masters Championship: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284
1982 Penguins 5-Isles 2-Preliminary-Series tied at 2-2
1981 Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1981 Race riot in London area of Brixton
1981 Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him
1981 Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen
1980 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harassment
1980 Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"
1979 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala
1977 Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 mile
1976 40th Golf Masters Championship: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271
1975 Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee Brewer player
1975 JP Parise 11 sec OT goal-Isles 1st playoff advance eliminates Rangers
1974 WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested
1972 Benjamin L Hooks, named to FCC
1972 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1971 "Johnny Johnson" opens/closes at Edison Theater New York City for 1 performance
1971 35th Golf Masters Championship: Charles Coody wins, shooting a 279
1971 WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
1970 Beatles' "Let It Be," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
1970 San Francisco beats Cincinnati 2-1, only day Reds aren't in 1st place in 1970
1969 South African president Frederik de Klerk marries Marike Willemse
1968 Polish Marshal Spychalski succeeds Ochab as president
1968 President Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
1968 West Berlin student Rudi Dutschke seriously wounded at demonstration
1968 WHED TV channel 15 in Hanover, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 "Illya Darling" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 320 performances
1967 Harlem (New York City) voters defy Congress and reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr
1967 Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," premieres
1966 30th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 288
1966 Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire
1965 29th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271
1965 40 tornadoes strike U.S. midwest killing 272 and injuring 5,000
1964 "Anyone Can Whistle" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 9 performances
1963 John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty
1963 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Warren Spahn beats Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty)
1962 New York Mets make a losing debut
1961 Bob Dylan's 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village
1961 15th NBA Championship: Bos Celtics beat St. Louis Hawks, 4 games to 1
1961 Austrian 4th and last government of Raab resigns
1961 Israel begins Adolf Eichmann WW II war crimes trial
1960 1st weather satellite launched (Tiros 1)
1959 "Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 558 performances
1959 Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day home run
1959 Dutch prince Bernhard visits Lockheed factory
1958 Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated in San Francisco
1957 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires
1957 Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off and land vertically
1956 French government decides to sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria
1956 Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites
1955 Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted
1954 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA New Orleans Golf Open
1953 Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, and Welfare
1951 President Truman fires General Douglas McArthur
1950 Prince Rainier III becomes ruler of Monaco
1950 U.S. B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia
1948 12th Golf Masters Championship: Claude Harmon wins, shooting a 279
1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in modern major-league baseball
1945 Allied troops liberate Basket-Compascuum
1945 SS burns and shoots 1,100 at Gardelegen
1945 U.S. captures Tsugen Shima
1945 U.S. soldiers liberate Nazi concentration camp "Buchenwald"
1945 U.S. troops conquers Mulheim, Oberhausen, Bochum, Unna, Essen
1944 RAF bombs census bureau in The Hague
1943 Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his 1st (single-rotor) craft
1942 Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized
1941 Germany blitzes Conventry, England
1941 Jewish Weekly newspaper taken control by Nazis
1941 Nazi occupiers in Netherlands confiscate Jewish assets
1939 Hungary leaves League of Nations
1936 Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "On Your Toes," premieres in New York City
1936 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
1933 Hermann Goering becomes premier of Prussia
1929 KLO-AM in Ogden, Utah begins radio transmissions
1929 Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
1927 Chilean General Carlos Ibanez names himself president
1926 Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent
1925 Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
1924 1st men's college swimming championships begin
1924 Socialists win Denmark's parliamentary elections
1924 WLS-AM in Chicago, Illinois begins radio transmissions
1921 Iowa imposed 1st state cigarette tax
1921 KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee)
1921 Turkestan ASSR forms in Russian SFSR
1917 Babe Ruth beats New York Yankees, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox
1914 George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," premieres
1912 Cornerstone of Technion in Haifa Palestine laid
1907 New York Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
1906 Einstein introduces his Theory of Relativity
1902 Battle at Rooiwal, South Africa
1900 U.S. Navy's 1st submarine made its debut
1899 Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US
1898 President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
1895 Anaheim completes it's new electric light system
1891 8 year old Jewish tailor's daughter disappears in Greece, rumor spreads that she was a Christian girl ritually killed by Jews
1890 Ellis Island designated as an immigration station
1881 River ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River Ont, 180 die
1881 Spelman College founded
1876 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks organizes
1876 Sir Charles Gordon ends religious tolerance in Sudan
1865 Battle of Mobile, Alabama - evacuated by Confederates
1865 Lincoln urges a spirit of generous conciliation during reconstruction
1863 Battle of Suffolk, Virginia (Norfleet House)
1862 Rebels surrender Ft. Pulaski, Georgia-Rebels surrender
1856 Battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beats Wm Walker's invading Nicaraguans
1848 Hungary becomes constitutional monarchy under king Ferdinand of Austria
1830 Robert Schumann attends piano concerto by Paganini
1814 1st abdication of France by Napoleon; he is exiled to Elba
1801 Johann von Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans," premieres in Leipzig
1713 Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain - English, Prussian, Savoois, Portuguese and French peace treaty
1689 William III and Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain
1677 Battle at Montcassel, French troops beat Prince William III
1580 Drenthe joins Union of Utrecht
1579 Venlo joins Union of Utrecht
1567 Dutch prince William of Orange flees from Antwerp to Breda
1564 England and France sign Peace of Troyes
1564 Liege prince-bishop Robert van Bergen resigns
1551 English premier John Dudley appointed duke of Northumberland
1512 Battle at Ravenna: France under Gaston de Foix beat Spanish Army
1471 King Edward IV of England conquers London from Henry VI
672 Deusdedit III begins his reign as Catholic Pope











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