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Historical Events In April - 11

Friday, 03 July 2020

1956  Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites on April - 11.  

1956  French govt decides to sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria on April - 11.  

1957  On this day in history ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes first jet to take-off and land vertically  

1957  Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires on this day in history.  

1958  Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated (SF) on this day in history.  

1959  "Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances on April - 11.  

1960  The first weather satellite launched (Tiros 1) on April - 11.  

1961  On April - 11 bob Dylan's first appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village  

1961  On April - 11 israel begins the Adolf Eichman world war II crimes trial  

1961  Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village on this day in history.  

1961  Francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70 on April - 11.  

1962  On this day in history new York Mets make a losing debut  

1963  On April - 11 john XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty  

1963  On this day in history john XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty  

1965  On this day in history 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 and injuring 5,000  

1967  On April - 11 f Borngen discovers asteroid #3539 Weimar  

1967  Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress and reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr on April - 11.  

1967  On April - 11 in Ottawa Ontario Bower Edward Featherstone convicted under the Official Secrets Act of acquiring confidential naval charts  

1968  Pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act on April - 11.  

1969  On April - 11 ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer, dies at 74  

1970  On this day in history beatles' "Let It Be," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks  

1970  Launch of Apollo 13, commanded by CAPT James A. Lovell, Jr., USN. Former naval aviator Fred W. Haise, Jr. was the Lunar Module Pilot. While 200,000 miles from Earth there was an explosion on board which forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. Mission duration was 5 days, 22 hours, and 54 minutes. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) on this day in history.  

1970  The American Apollo 13 spacecraft launched to the Moon on April - 11.  

1970  Cathy O'Donnell, dies at 66 on April - 11.  

1972  200,000 Hydro-Quebec workers, teachers, and hospital staff go on 2-week strike; largest in history on April - 11.  

1973  Ted Decorsia, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1974  Curt Conway, dies on this day in history.  

1975  Dorothy Patten, dies at 70 on April - 11.  

1976  On this day in history liam Dunn, dies a 59  

1978  E F Helin and G Grueff discovers asteroid #3101 Goldberger on this day in history.  

1979  Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala on April - 11.  

1980  On this day in history equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harrassment  

1980  On this day in history paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"  

1980  On this day in history charlotte Henry, dies  

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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 this day in history birth of frederick I the Warlike, elector of Saxony  

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

1492  Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549) was born on April - 11.  

1586  On April - 11 birth of pietro Della Valle, composer  

1602  On April - 11 birth of johann Neukrantz, composer  

1638  Diogo Diaz Melgaz, composer was born on April - 11.  

1661  Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet was born on April - 11.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1240  On this day in history llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great, monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies  

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

1512  Gaston de Foix, French pretender to Navarra throne, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1554  Death of Thomas Wyatt the younger, English rebel (b. 1521) on this day in history.  

1612  Death of Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (b. 1566) on this day in history.  

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

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