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