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Historical Events In April - 11

Friday, 20 May 2022

1956  On this day in history 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  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 April - 11.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On April - 11 bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village  

1961  On this day in history francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70  

1962  On April - 11 new York Mets make a losing debut  

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

1963  John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty on April - 11.  

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

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

1967  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1968  Pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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).  

1970  On this day in history the American Apollo 13 spacecraft launched to the Moon  

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

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

1973  On this day in history ted Decorsia, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), dies at 69  

1974  Curt Conway, dies on April - 11.  

1975  On this day in history dorothy Patten, dies at 70  

1976  Liam Dunn, dies a 59 on this day in history.  

1978  On April - 11 e F Helin and G Grueff discovers asteroid #3101 Goldberger  

1979  Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala on this day in history.  

1980  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harrassment on this day in history.  

1980  Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up" on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 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 this day in history.  

1661  On this day in history birth of antoine Coypel, French painter/poet  

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  Death of Michael T Marullus, Greeks poet, drowns on this day in history.  

1512  On April - 11 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  On April - 11 death of marin Getaldić, Croatian mathematician (b. 1568)  

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