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Historical Events In April - 11

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

1921  On this day in history augusta Victoria, Queen of Prussia/wife of Emperor Wilhelm II, dies  

1922  On April - 11 alexander Raichev, composer  

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

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

1925  On this day in history ethel Kennedy, wife of Bobby  

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

1927  On this day in history chilean gen Carlos Ibáñez names himself president  

1929  KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions on this day in history.  

1933  On April - 11 hermann Goering becomes premier of Prussia  

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

1936  Mitya Stillman, composer, dies at 44 on April - 11.  

1939  On this day in history hungary leaves League of Nations  

1939  SS Van Dine, [William Huntingdon Wright], detective writer, dies at 50 on April - 11.  

1941  On this day in history belgrade, in Yugoslavia, occupied by German forces during World War 2  

1941  On April - 11 germany blitzes Conventry, England  

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

1943  On April - 11 frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his first (single-rotor) craft  

1943  Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his 1st (single-rotor) craft on this day in history.  

1944  RAF bombs census bureau in The Hague on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history at the end of World War 2, the Red army enters the Austrian city of Vienna  

1945  U.S. troops liberate approximately 20,000 prisoners from Buchenwald on April - 11.  

1945  On April - 11 allied troops liberate Basket-Compascuum  

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

1947  Jackie Robinson becomes first black in modern major-league baseball on April - 11.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1951  Pres Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur on April - 11.  

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

1952  Wadi' Sabra, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1953  Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, & Welfare on this day in history.  

1954  Marlene Bauer wins LPGA New Orleans Golf Open on April - 11.  

1955  Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted on April - 11.  

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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  On April - 11 birth of frederick I the Warlike, elector of Saxony  

1374  On this day in history birth of roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (d. 1398)  

1492  Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549) was born on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of pietro Della Valle, composer  

1602  On this day in history birth of johann Neukrantz, composer  

1638  On April - 11 birth of diogo Diaz Melgaz, composer  

1661  On this day in history 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  On April - 11 donus, Italian Pope (676-78), dies  

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 this day in history 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  On April - 11 death of thomas Wyatt the younger, English rebel (b. 1521)  

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

1626  On this day in history death of marin Getaldić, Croatian mathematician (b. 1568)  

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