11 April

11 April

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!

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

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

  • Dele Ali was born.
  • Dillian Whyte was born.
  • Kasturba Gandhi was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Kurt Vonnegut died.
  • Proof died.
  • John Horton Conway died.

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