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Historical Events In April - 11

Friday, 22 January 2021

1921  On April - 11 augusta Victoria, Queen of Prussia/wife of Emperor Wilhelm II, dies  

1922  Alexander Raichev, composer on this day in history.  

1924  On this day in history 1st men's college swimming championships begin  

1925  Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco on April - 11.  

1925  On April - 11 ethel Kennedy, wife of Bobby  

1926  Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent on this day in history.  

1927  Chilean gen Carlos Ibáñez names himself president on this day in history.  

1929  On this day in history kLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions  

1933  Hermann Goering becomes premier of Prussia on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "On Your Toes," premieres in NYC  

1936  On this day in history mitya Stillman, composer, dies at 44  

1939  On April - 11 hungary leaves League of Nations  

1939  SS Van Dine, [William Huntingdon Wright], detective writer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1941  On April - 11 belgrade, in Yugoslavia, occupied by German forces during World War 2  

1941  On this day in history germany blitzes Conventry, England  

1942  Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized on April - 11.  

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

1943  Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his 1st (single-rotor) craft on April - 11.  

1944  On April - 11 rAF bombs census bureau in The Hague  

1945  At the end of World War 2, the Red army enters the Austrian city of Vienna on this day in history.  

1945  On April - 11 u.S. troops liberate approximately 20,000 prisoners from Buchenwald.  

1945  Allied troops liberate Basket-Compascuum on April - 11.  

1945  Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish resistance fighter (in Dachau), dies at 29 on this day in history.  

1947  On April - 11 jackie Robinson becomes first black in modern major-league baseball  

1947  On April - 11 jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in modern major-league baseball  

1948  12th Golf Masters Championship: Claude Harmon wins, shooting a 279 on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history prince Rainier III becomes ruler of Monaco  

1951  General MacArthur relieved of command in the Far East, over Korea on April - 11.  

1951  On April - 11 pres Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur  

1952  On April - 11 the Battle of Nanri island takes place.  

1952  On April - 11 wadi' Sabra, composer, dies at 76  

1953  Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, & Welfare on April - 11.  

1954  On April - 11 marlene Bauer wins LPGA New Orleans Golf Open  

1955  Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0146  On April - 11 birth of septimius Severus (d. 211)  

1370  Frederick I the Warlike, elector of Saxony was born on this day in history.  

1374  Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (d. 1398) was born on April - 11.  

1492  On April - 11 birth of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549)  

1586  Pietro Della Valle, composer was born on this day in history.  

1602  Johann Neukrantz, composer was born on this day in history.  

1638  On this day in history birth of diogo Diaz Melgaz, composer  

1661  On April - 11 birth of antoine Coypel, French painter/poet  

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Famous Deaths In April - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0678  Donus, Italian Pope (676-78), dies on April - 11.  

1034  On this day in history death of romanus III Argyrus, Byzantine emperor (1028-34), assasinated by wife  

1240  On April - 11 llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great, monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies  

1500  On April - 11 death of michael T Marullus, Greeks poet, drowns  

1512  On this day in history gaston de Foix, French pretender to Navarra throne, dies in battle  

1554  Death of Thomas Wyatt the younger, English rebel (b. 1521) on April - 11.  

1612  On April - 11 death of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (b. 1566)  

1626  Death of Marin Getaldić, Croatian mathematician (b. 1568) on April - 11.  

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