11 April

11 April

April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 264 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 11th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 11th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Parkinson’s Day.
  • International Louie Louie day.
  • National Pet Day
  • National Barbershop Quartet Day
  • Submarine Day
  • National Cheese Fondue Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – April 11

2006: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has enriched uranium

The Iranian nuclear program has become a source of great controversy. Several countries, some of them possessing nuclear weapons themselves, accuse Tehran of developing an Iranian atom bomb.

2006: Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano is arrested

Provenzano was one of Cosa Nostra’s central figures. The mafioso was arrested near Corleone, Sicily after 40 years on the run.

1979: Uganda’s dictator Idi Amin is overthrown

The despot’s 8-year rule was characterized by extensive human rights abuse and repression. According to estimates, hundreds of thousands were killed as a result of his actions.

1972: The first episode of I’m sorry I haven’t a clue is aired

The BBC’s classic comedy show, which was chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton until his death in 2008, is one of the longest-running British radio shows of all time.

1961: The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins

The ex-Nazi was one of the main organizers of the Holocaust, in which millions of people were slaughtered. He was hanged for war crimes in 1962.

1988: The control room of a dam at Neftekamsk, Siberia, c1988

The control room of a dam at Neftekamsk, Siberia, c1988

1970: The Apollo 13 Lunar Module and Service Module re-entered Earth’s atmosphere. 1970.

The Apollo 13 Lunar Module and Service Module re-entering Earth’s atmosphere. 1970.

1945: Members of the Dutch National Socialist Party NSB (NSB – Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging), subjected to public humiliation from the representatives of Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten, April 11, 1945.

Members of the Dutch National Socialist Party NSB (NSB – Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging), subjected to public humiliation from the representatives of Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten, April 11, 1945.

1914: Anarchist Alexander Berkam addressing IWW workers at Union Square, New York City – April 11, 1914

Anarchist Alexander Berkam addressing IWW workers at Union Square, New York City – April 11, 1914

1912: RMS Titanic – The photograph shown here – which only came to light in 2001 – taken on Thursday, April 11, 1912, at Crosshaven, Co Cork, Ireland, just after the vessel departed Queenstown, appears to be the last known authentic snap of RMS Titanic on the surface of the ocean.

RMS Titanic – The photograph shown here – which only came to light in 2001 – taken on Thursday, April 11, 1912, at Crosshaven, Co Cork, Ireland, just after the vessel departed Queenstown, appears to be the last known authentic snap of RMS Titanic on the surface of the ocean.

1907: Hollow Horn Bear, a Brulé Lakota leader, 1907

Hollow Horn Bear, a Brulé Lakota leader, 1907

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

1889: President McKinley asks for Spanish–American War declaration 1889.

1863: A Japanese Samurai in traditional armour holding a long bow in 1863.

A Japanese Samurai in traditional armour holding a long bow in 1863.

1471: Wars of the Roses: King Edward IV of England seizes London from Henry VI in 1471.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, April 11

1987: Joss Stone, English singer-songwriter, actress

1960: Jeremy Clarkson, English journalist

1913: Oleg Cassini, French/American fashion designer

1893: Dean Acheson, American lawyer, politician, 51st United States Secretary of State

1722: Christopher Smart, English actor, playwright, poet

Dele Ali was born.

Dillian Whyte was born.

Kasturba Gandhi was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, April 11

2013: Maria Tallchief, American ballerina

2007: Kurt Vonnegut, American author

1987: Primo Levi, Italian chemist, author

1985: Enver Hoxha, Albanian politician, Prime Minister of Albania

1983: Dolores del Río, Mexican actress

Kurt Vonnegut died.

Proof died.

John Horton Conway died.


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