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11th of April 0491 EVENT Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I.
11th of April 1079 EVENT Bishop Stanislaus of Krakow is executed by order of Boles?aw II of Poland.
11th of April 1241 EVENT Batu Khan defeats Bela IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi.
11th of April 1512 EVENT War of the League of Cambrai: French forces led by Gaston de Foix win the Battle of Ravenna.
11th of April 1689 EVENT William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.
11th of April 1713 EVENT War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War): Treaty of Utrecht.
11th of April 1727 EVENT Premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion BWV 244b at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
11th of April 1775 EVENT The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.
11th of April 1809 EVENT Battle of the Basque Roads Naval battle fought between France and the United Kingdom
11th of April 1814 EVENT The Treaty of Fontainebleau ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, and forces him to abdicate unconditionally for the first time.
11th of April 1856 EVENT Battle of Rivas: Juan Santamaria burns down the hostel where William Walker's filibusters are holed up.
11th of April 1868 EVENT Former Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu surrenders Edo Castle to Imperial forces, marking the end of the Tokugawa shogunate.
11th of April 1876 EVENT The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized.
11th of April 1881 EVENT Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women.
11th of April 1888 EVENT The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated.
11th of April 1908 EVENT SMS Blucher, the last armored cruiser to be built by the German Imperial Navy, launches.
11th of April 1919 EVENT The International Labour Organization is founded.
11th of April 1921 EVENT Emir Abdullah establishes the first centralised government in the newly created British protectorate of Transjordan.
11th of April 1945 EVENT World War II: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.
11th of April 1951 EVENT Korean War: President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.
11th of April 1951 EVENT The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.
11th of April 1952 EVENT The Battle of Nanri Island takes place.
11th of April 1955 EVENT The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.
11th of April 1957 EVENT United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
11th of April 1961 EVENT The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
11th of April 1965 EVENT The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.
11th of April 1968 EVENT President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
11th of April 1970 EVENT Apollo 13 is launched.
11th of April 1976 EVENT The Apple I is created.
11th of April 1979 EVENT Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed.
11th of April 1981 EVENT A massive riot in Brixton, South London, results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries.
11th of April 1986 EVENT The FBI Miami shootout between eight Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and two heavily-armed and well-trained gunmen.
11th of April 1987 EVENT The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.
11th of April 1990 EVENT Customs officers in Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.
11th of April 1993 EVENT 450 prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to prison conditions, as well as the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis) against their religious beliefs.
11th of April 2000 EVENT AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
11th of April 2001 EVENT The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, China after a collision with a J-8 fighter is released.
11th of April 2002 EVENT Over two hundred thousand people marched in Caracas towards the Presidential Palace of Miraflores, to demand the resignation of president Hugo Chavez. 19 of the protesters are killed, and the Minister of Defense Gral. Lucas Rincon announced Hugo Chavez resignation on national TV.
11th of April 2002 EVENT The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.
11th of April 2006 EVENT Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
11th of April 2007 EVENT 2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others.
11th of April 2011 EVENT 2011 Minsk Metro bombing
11th of April 0145 BIRTHDAY Septimius Severus (d. 211)
11th of April 1357 BIRTHDAY John I of Portugal (d. 1433)
11th of April 1374 BIRTHDAY Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (d. 1398)
11th of April 1492 BIRTHDAY Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549)
11th of April 1592 BIRTHDAY John Eliot, English statesman (d. 1632)
11th of April 1721 BIRTHDAY David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (d. 1808)
11th of April 1722 BIRTHDAY Christopher Smart, English poet (d. 1771)
11th of April 1755 BIRTHDAY James Parkinson, English physician (d. 1824)
11th of April 1769 BIRTHDAY Jean Lannes, French marshal (d. 1809)
11th of April 1770 BIRTHDAY George Canning, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
11th of April 1794 BIRTHDAY Edward Everett, 15th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1865)
11th of April 1798 BIRTHDAY Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (d. 1854)
11th of April 1810 BIRTHDAY Henry Rawlinson, English scholar (d. 1895)
11th of April 1819 BIRTHDAY Charles Halle, German pianist and conductor (d. 1895)
11th of April 1825 BIRTHDAY Ferdinand Lassalle, German politician (d. 1864)
11th of April 1827 BIRTHDAY Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, Indian social reformer (d. 1890)
11th of April 1852 BIRTHDAY Cap Anson, American baseball player (d. 1922)
11th of April 1856 BIRTHDAY Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (d. 1903)
11th of April 1859 BIRTHDAY Stefanos Thomopoulos, Greek writer and historian (d. 1939)
11th of April 1862 BIRTHDAY Charles Evans Hughes, 11th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1948)
11th of April 1862 BIRTHDAY William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer (d. 1938)
11th of April 1866 BIRTHDAY Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (d. 1953)
11th of April 1867 BIRTHDAY Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Schools of Los Angeles County (d. 1928)
11th of April 1869 BIRTHDAY Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi (d. 1944)
11th of April 1869 BIRTHDAY Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (d. 1943)
11th of April 1873 BIRTHDAY Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
11th of April 1876 BIRTHDAY Ivane Javakhishvili, Georgian historian (d. 1940)
11th of April 1876 BIRTHDAY Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (d. 1958)
11th of April 1887 BIRTHDAY Jamini Roy, Indian/Bengali painter (d. 1972)
11th of April 1889 BIRTHDAY Nick LaRocca, American musician (d. 1961)
11th of April 1890 BIRTHDAY Donna Rachele Mussolini, wife of Benito Mussolini (d. 1979)
11th of April 1893 BIRTHDAY Dean Acheson, American statesman (d. 1971)
11th of April 1896 BIRTHDAY Leo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)
11th of April 1899 BIRTHDAY Percy Lavon Julian, American chemist (d. 1975)
11th of April 1900 BIRTHDAY Sandor Marai, Hungarian writer (d. 1989)
11th of April 1904 BIRTHDAY Kundan Lal Saigal, Indian singer and actor (d. 1947)
11th of April 1905 BIRTHDAY Jozsef Attila, Hungarian poet (d. 1937)
11th of April 1906 BIRTHDAY Dale Messick, American cartoonist (d. 2005)
11th of April 1907 BIRTHDAY Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer and entrepreneur (d. 2001)
11th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Masaru Ibuka, Japanese industrialist (d. 1997)
11th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Jane Bolin, first African-American woman judge (d. 2007)
11th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (d. 1992)
11th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Leo Rosten, American humorist and author (d. 1997)
11th of April 1910 BIRTHDAY Antonio de Spinola, Portuguese politician (d. 1996)
11th of April 1913 BIRTHDAY Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (d. 2006)
11th of April 1914 BIRTHDAY Robert Stanfield, Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 2003)
11th of April 1914 BIRTHDAY Norman McLaren, Canadian film animator and director (d. 1987)
11th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (d. 1983)
11th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY Howard W. Koch, American film director (d. 2001)
11th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY David Westheimer, American novelist (d. 2005)
11th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (d. 1993)
11th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Richard Wainwright, English politician (d. 2003)
11th of April 1921 BIRTHDAY Jim Hearn, American baseball player (d. 1998)
11th of April 1923 BIRTHDAY George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (d. 1980)
11th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY Pierre Peladeau, Canadian businessman (d. 1997)
11th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer (d. 2011)
11th of April 1928 BIRTHDAY Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Kennedy
11th of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Brady, American political figure, 68th Secretary of Treasury
11th of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan (d. 1997)
11th of April 1931 BIRTHDAY Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer
11th of April 1931 BIRTHDAY Johnny Sheffield, American actor (d. 2010)
11th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Joel Grey, American singer and actor
11th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Tony Brown, American journalist
11th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet
11th of April 1935 BIRTHDAY Richard Berry, American singer and composer (d. 1997)
11th of April 1935 BIRTHDAY Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hitman (d. 2006)
11th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Michael Deaver, Deputy White House Chief of Staff (d. 2007)
11th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Kurt Moll, German bass
11th of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Louise Lasser, American actress
11th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Shirley Stelfox, English actress
11th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Ellen Goodman, American political columnist
11th of April 1943 BIRTHDAY Harley Race, American professional wrestler
11th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY John Milius, American director and writer
11th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Bob Harris, British disc jockey and presenter
11th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Laurie Faso, American actor and game show host
11th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Uli Edel, German film director
11th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Peter Riegert, American actor
11th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Meshach Taylor, American actor
11th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Lev Bulat, Russian physicist
11th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Carl Franklin, American actor
11th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Bernd Eichinger, German film producer
11th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Tom Hill, English bass guitarist (Geordie)
11th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Paul Fox, English guitarist (The Ruts) (d. 2007)
11th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY James Patrick Kelly, American author
11th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Doris Angleton, American socialite (d. 1997)
11th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter
11th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Andrew Wiles, British mathematician
11th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Guy Verhofstadt, Prime Minister of Belgium
11th of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Abdullah Atalar, Turkish scientist and academic
11th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Micheal Ray Richardson, American basketball player
11th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Michael Callen, American musician (d. 1993)
11th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Kevin Brady, American politician
11th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Neville Staple, Jamaican musician
11th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Brynn Hartman, wife and murderer of comedian Phil Hartman (d. 1998)
11th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Stuart Adamson, British musician (Big Country) (d. 2001)
11th of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Ana Maria Polo, Cuban-American lawyer and arbitrator
11th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist
11th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Doug Hopkins, American musician (d. 1993)
11th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Vincent Gallo, American actor
11th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Chris Ferguson, American poker player
11th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Billy Bowden, New Zealand umpire
11th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Steve Azar, American singer-songwriter
11th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist
11th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player
11th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Mason Reese, American actor
11th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Lisa Stansfield, English singer
11th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Steve Scarsone, American baseball player
11th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Sergey Lukyanenko, Russian author
11th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer
11th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer
11th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Dustin Rhodes, American professional wrestler
11th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey player
11th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Johnny Messner, American actor
11th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Delroy Pearson, former singer Five Star
11th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein)
11th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Vicellous Reon Shannon, American actor
11th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Jason Varitek, American baseball player
11th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Balls Mahoney, American professional wrestler
11th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Esposito, American actress
11th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Ashot Danielyan, Armenian weightlifter
11th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Alex Corretja, Spanish tennis player
11th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Tricia Helfer, Canadian model and actor
11th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Anton Glanzelius, Swedish actor
11th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Zoe Lucker, British television actor
11th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY David Jassy, Swedish musician, songwriter, and music producer
11th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Trot Nixon, American baseball player
11th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Walid Soliman, Tunisian author
11th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Kelvim Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
11th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Brett Claywell, American actor
11th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Josh Hancock, American baseball player (d. 2007)
11th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Tom Thacker, Canadian musician
11th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Chris Gaylor, American drummer
11th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Malcolm Christie, English footballer
11th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician
11th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Canadian beauty pageant winner
11th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Michel Riesen, Swiss ice hockey player
11th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Josh Server, American actor
11th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Maria Elena Swett, Chilean actress
11th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
11th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Festus Baise, Nigerian footballer
11th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Keiji Tamada, Japanese footballer
11th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
11th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Alexandre Burrows, Canadian ice hockey player
11th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Ian Bell, English cricketer
11th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Danja, American record producer, composer, and songwriter
11th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Nicky Pastorelli, Dutch racing driver
11th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Ruben Palazuelos, Spanish football player
11th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Kelli Garner, American actress
11th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Will Minson, Australian rules footballer
11th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Roman Heart, American porn actor
11th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Stephanie Pratt, American reality TV personality
11th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Caccavallo, Italian footballer
11th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Joss Stone, English singer
11th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Lights, Canadian singer-songwriter
11th of April 1990 BIRTHDAY Dimitrios Anastasopoulos, Greek footballer
11th of April 1994 BIRTHDAY Dakota Blue Richards, English actress
11th of April 2000 BIRTHDAY Morgan Lily, American actress
11th of April 2002 BIRTHDAY Alexa Gerasimovich, American actress
11th of April 1034 DEATH Romanus III, Byzantine emperor (Born 968)
11th of April 1165 DEATH Stephen IV, King of Hungary (Born 1133)
11th of April 1240 DEATH Llywelyn the Great, King of Gwynedd
11th of April 1554 DEATH Thomas Wyatt the younger, English rebel (Born 1521)
11th of April 1612 DEATH Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish historian (Born 1535)
11th of April 1612 DEATH Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (Born 1566)
11th of April 1626 DEATH Marin Getaldic, Croatian mathematician (Born 1568)
11th of April 1712 DEATH Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (Born 1638)
11th of April 1723 DEATH John Robinson, English diplomat (Born 1650)
11th of April 1798 DEATH Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Born 1725)
11th of April 1856 DEATH Juan Santamaria, national hero of Costa Rica (Born 1831)
11th of April 1861 DEATH Francisco Gonzalez Bocanegra, Mexican poet (Born 1824)
11th of April 1873 DEATH Edward Canby, U.S. general (Born 1817)
11th of April 1890 DEATH Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man" (Born 1862)
11th of April 1894 DEATH Constantin Lipsius, German architect (Born 1832)
11th of April 1903 DEATH Gemma Galgani, Catholic saint and mystic (Born 1878)
11th of April 1906 DEATH James Anthony Bailey, American circus impresario (Born 1847)
11th of April 1906 DEATH Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (Born 1839)
11th of April 1908 DEATH Henry Bird, English chess player and author (Born 1829)
11th of April 1916 DEATH Richard Harding Davis, American author (Born 1864)
11th of April 1926 DEATH Luther Burbank, American botanist (Born 1849)
11th of April 1947 DEATH Louise Peete, American murderer (Born 1880)
11th of April 1953 DEATH Kid Nichols, American baseball player (Born 1869)
11th of April 1958 DEATH Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (Born 1875)
11th of April 1962 DEATH Ukichiro Nakaya, Japanese physicist (Born 1900)
11th of April 1967 DEATH Donald Sangster, Jamaican Prime Minister (Born 1911)
11th of April 1970 DEATH Cathy O'Donnell, American actress (Born 1923)
11th of April 1970 DEATH John O'Hara, American author (Born 1905)
11th of April 1977 DEATH Jacques Prevert, French poet and screenwriter (Born 1900)
11th of April 1983 DEATH Dolores del Rio, Mexican actress (Born 1905)
11th of April 1985 DEATH Enver Hoxha, Albanian Stalinist dictator (Born 1908)
11th of April 1985 DEATH Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (Born 1900)
11th of April 1987 DEATH Erskine Caldwell, American author (Born 1903)
11th of April 1987 DEATH Primo Levi, Italian chemist and author (Born 1919)
11th of April 1990 DEATH Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (Born 1903)
11th of April 1991 DEATH Walker Cooper, American baseball player (Born 1915)
11th of April 1992 DEATH Alejandro Obregon, Colombian painter (Born 1920)
11th of April 1992 DEATH Eve Merriam, American playwright, director, and poet (Born 1916)
11th of April 1996 DEATH Jessica Dubroff, American pilot (Born 1988)
11th of April 2000 DEATH Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (Born 1945)
11th of April 2001 DEATH Sandy Bull, American musician (Born 1941)
11th of April 2001 DEATH Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian (Born 1921)
11th of April 2003 DEATH Cecil Howard Green, British geophysicist and businessman (Born 1900)
11th of April 2005 DEATH Andre Francois, French cartoonist (Born 1915)
11th of April 2005 DEATH Lucien Laurent, French footballer (Born 1907)
11th of April 2006 DEATH June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (Born 1953)
11th of April 2006 DEATH Proof, American rapper (D12) (Born 1973)
11th of April 2007 DEATH Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (Born 1925)
11th of April 2007 DEATH Ronald Speirs, American Army officer (CO of Easy Company) (Born 1920)
11th of April 2007 DEATH Janet McDonald, American novelist (Born 1954)
11th of April 2007 DEATH Kurt Vonnegut Jr., American author (Born 1922)
11th of April 2008 DEATH Merlin German, United States Marine (Born 1985)
11th of April 2009 DEATH Corin Tellado, Spanish romance novelist (Born 1927)
11th of April 2009 DEATH Gerda Gilboe, Danish actress (Born 1914)
11th of April 2010 DEATH Julia Tsenova, Bulgarian composer and musician (Born 1948)
11th of April 2011 DEATH La Esterella, Flemish singer (Born 1919)