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Historical Events In April - 11

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1956  On April - 11 singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites  

1956  French govt decides to sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria on this day in history.  

1957  On April - 11 ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes first jet to take-off and land vertically  

1957  Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires on April - 11.  

1958  On this day in history brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated (SF)  

1959  On this day in history "Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances  

1960  The first weather satellite launched (Tiros 1) on this day in history.  

1961  Bob Dylan's first appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village on April - 11.  

1961  Israel begins the Adolf Eichman world war II crimes trial on this day in history.  

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

1961  On April - 11 francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70  

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

1963  John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty on this day in history.  

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

1965  On April - 11 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 and injuring 5,000  

1967  F Borngen discovers asteroid #3539 Weimar on April - 11.  

1967  On April - 11 harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress and reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr  

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

1968  On this day in history pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1974  On this day in history curt Conway, dies  

1975  Dorothy Patten, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1976  Liam Dunn, dies a 59 on April - 11.  

1978  E F Helin and G Grueff discovers asteroid #3101 Goldberger on April - 11.  

1979  On April - 11 ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala  

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

1980  On April - 11 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  Septimius Severus (d. 211) was born on April - 11.  

1370  On this day in history birth of frederick I the Warlike, elector of Saxony  

1374  On April - 11 birth of roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (d. 1398)  

1492  On this day in history birth of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549)  

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

1602  On April - 11 birth of johann Neukrantz, composer  

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  Death of Romanus III Argyrus, Byzantine emperor (1028-34), assasinated by wife on this day in history.  

1240  On this day in history 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  Death of Thomas Wyatt the younger, English rebel (b. 1521) on this day in history.  

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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