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