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Historical Events In April - 11

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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 April - 11.  

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

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

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

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

1961  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  New York Mets make a losing debut on this day in history.  

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

1963  On April - 11 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  On April - 11 f Borngen discovers asteroid #3539 Weimar  

1967  Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress and reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr on this day in history.  

1967  In Ottawa Ontario Bower Edward Featherstone convicted under the Official Secrets Act of acquiring confidential naval charts on this day in history.  

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

1969  Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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 April - 11.  

1970  Cathy O'Donnell, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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  Curt Conway, dies on this day in history.  

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

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 April - 11.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of septimius Severus (d. 211)  

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

1374  On April - 11 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 April - 11 birth of pietro Della Valle, composer  

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

1638  On this day in history birth of diogo Diaz Melgaz, composer  

1661  Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet was born on this day in history.  

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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  On April - 11 llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great, monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies  

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

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 this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history 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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