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Historical Events In April - 11

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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

1956  On April - 11 french govt decides to sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria  

1957  Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes first jet to take-off and land vertically on this day in history.  

1957  On April - 11 pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires  

1958  Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated (SF) on April - 11.  

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

1960  On this day in history the first weather satellite launched (Tiros 1)  

1961  Bob Dylan's first appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village on this day in history.  

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  New York Mets make a losing debut on April - 11.  

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

1967  On this day in history f Borngen discovers asteroid #3539 Weimar  

1967  On this day in history harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress and reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr  

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

1968  On April - 11 pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act  

1969  Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer, dies at 74 on April - 11.  

1970  On April - 11 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 April - 11.  

1970  On April - 11 the American Apollo 13 spacecraft launched to the Moon  

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  On April - 11 ted Decorsia, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), dies at 69  

1974  On this day in history curt Conway, dies  

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

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

1978  On this day in history e F Helin and G Grueff discovers asteroid #3101 Goldberger  

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

1980  On April - 11 equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harrassment  

1980  On April - 11 paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"  

1980  On April - 11 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 this day in history.  

1370  On April - 11 birth of frederick I the Warlike, elector of Saxony  

1374  Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (d. 1398) was born on this day in history.  

1492  On April - 11 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  Diogo Diaz Melgaz, composer was born on April - 11.  

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

1240  Llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great, monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies on April - 11.  

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 this day in history 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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