What happened on April 11? There are more than 259 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About April 11

April 11 In HistoryApril 11 is the 101st day of the year 2021. There are 264 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday. This day falls under the 14th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Lyme Center, New Hampshire 03769 sunrise occured at 06:10 AM and sunset occured at 07:28 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Aries. The modern birthstone for this month is Diamond while the mystical birthstone is Opal.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 296 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For April 11

  • 491
    Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I.
  • 1079
    Bishop Stanislaus of Kraków is executed by order of Bolesław II of Poland.
  • 1241
    Batu Khan defeats Béla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi.
  • 1512
    War of the League of Cambrai: French forces led by Gaston de Foix win the Battle of Ravenna.
  • 1689
    William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.
  • 1713
    War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne’s War): Treaty of Utrecht.
  • 1727
    Premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St Matthew Passion BWV 244b at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
  • 1775
    The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.
  • 1809
    Battle of the Basque Roads Naval battle fought between France and the United Kingdom
  • 1814
    The Treaty of Fontainebleau ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, and forces him to abdicate unconditionally for the first time.
  • 1856
    Battle of Rivas: Juan Santamaria burns down the hostel where William Walker’s filibusters are holed up.
  • 1868
    Former Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu surrenders Edo Castle to Imperial forces, marking the end of the Tokugawa shogunate.
  • 1876
    The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized.
  • 1881
    Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women.
  • 1888
    The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated.
  • 1908
    SMS Blücher, the last armored cruiser to be built by the German Imperial Navy, launches.
  • 1919
    The International Labour Organization is founded.
  • 1921
    Emir Abdullah establishes the first centralised government in the newly created British protectorate of Transjordan.
  • 1945
    World War II: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.
  • 1951
    Korean War: President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.
  • 1951
    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.
  • 1952
    The Battle of Nanri Island takes place.
  • 1955
    The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.
  • 1957
    United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
  • 1961
    The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
  • 1965
    The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.
  • 1968
    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
  • 1970
    Apollo 13 is launched.
  • 1976
    The Apple I is created.
  • 1979
    Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed.
  • 1981
    A massive riot in Brixton, South London, results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries.
  • 1987
    The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.
  • 1990
    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.
  • 1993
    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.
  • 2001
    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.
  • 2002
    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.
  • 2002
    The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.
  • 2006
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
  • 2007
    2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others.
  • 2011
    2011 Minsk Metro bombing

Who Were Born On April 11?

  • 145
    Septimius Severus (d. 211)
  • 1357
    John I of Portugal (d. 1433)
  • 1374
    Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (d. 1398)
  • 1492
    Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549)
  • 1592
    John Eliot, English statesman (d. 1632)
  • 1721
    David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (d. 1808)
  • 1722
    Christopher Smart, English poet (d. 1771)
  • 1755
    James Parkinson, English physician (d. 1824)
  • 1769
    Jean Lannes, French marshal (d. 1809)
  • 1770
    George Canning, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
  • 1794
    Edward Everett, 15th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1865)
  • 1798
    Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (d. 1854)
  • 1810
    Henry Rawlinson, English scholar (d. 1895)
  • 1819
    Charles Hallé, German pianist and conductor (d. 1895)
  • 1825
    Ferdinand Lassalle, German politician (d. 1864)
  • 1827
    Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, Indian social reformer (d. 1890)
  • 1852
    Cap Anson, American baseball player (d. 1922)
  • 1856
    Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (d. 1903)
  • 1859
    Stefanos Thomopoulos, Greek writer and historian (d. 1939)
  • 1862
    Charles Evans Hughes, 11th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1948)
  • 1862
    William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer (d. 1938)
  • 1866
    Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (d. 1953)
  • 1867
    Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Schools of Los Angeles County (d. 1928)
  • 1869
    Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (d. 1943)
  • 1869
    Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi (d. 1944)
  • 1873
    Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
  • 1876
    Ivane Javakhishvili, Georgian historian (d. 1940)
  • 1876
    Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (d. 1958)
  • 1887
    Jamini Roy, Indian/Bengali painter (d. 1972)
  • 1889
    Nick LaRocca, American musician (d. 1961)
  • 1890
    Rachele Mussolini, wife of Benito Mussolini (d. 1979)
  • 1893
    Dean Acheson, American statesman (d. 1971)
  • 1896
    Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)
  • 1899
    Percy Lavon Julian, American chemist (d. 1975)
  • 1900
    Sandor Marai, Hungarian writer (d. 1989)
  • 1904
    Kundan Lal Saigal, Indian singer and actor (d. 1947)
  • 1905
    József Attila, Hungarian poet (d. 1937)
  • 1906
    Dale Messick, American cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1907
    Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer and entrepreneur (d. 2001)
  • 1907
    Paul Douglas, American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1908
    Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (d. 1992)
  • 1908
    Jane Bolin, first African-American woman judge (d. 2007)
  • 1908
    Leo Rosten, American humorist and author (d. 1997)
  • 1908
    Masaru Ibuka, Japanese industrialist (d. 1997)
  • 1910
    António de Spínola, Portuguese politician (d. 1996)
  • 1913
    Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (d. 2006)
  • 1914
    Norman McLaren, Canadian film animator and director (d. 1987)
  • 1914
    Robert Stanfield, Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 2003)
  • 1916
    Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (d. 1983)
  • 1916
    Howard W. Koch, American film director (d. 2001)
  • 1917
    Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (d. 1993)
  • 1917
    David Westheimer, American novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1918
    Richard Wainwright, English politician (d. 2003)
  • 1920
    Peter O'Donnell, British writer of mysteries and of comic strips (Modesty Blaise) (d. 2010)
  • 1921
    Jim Hearn, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1923
    George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (d. 1980)
  • 1925
    Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman (d. 1997)
  • 1926
    Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer (d. 2011)
  • 1928
    Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1930
    Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan (d. 1997)
  • 1930
    Nicholas Brady, American political figure, 68th Secretary of Treasury
  • 1931
    Johnny Sheffield, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1931
    Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer
  • 1932
    Joel Grey, American singer and actor
  • 1933
    Tony Brown, American journalist
  • 1934
    Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet
  • 1935
    Richard Berry, American singer and composer (d. 1997)
  • 1935
    Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hitman (d. 2006)
  • 1938
    Kurt Moll, German bass
  • 1938
    Michael Deaver, Deputy White House Chief of Staff (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    Louise Lasser, American actress
  • 1941
    Ellen Goodman, American political columnist
  • 1941
    Shirley Stelfox, English actress
  • 1943
    Harley Race, American professional wrestler
  • 1944
    John Milius, American director and writer
  • 1946
    Bob Harris, British disc jockey and presenter
  • 1946
    Laurie Faso, American actor and game show host
  • 1947
    Lev Bulat, Russian physicist
  • 1947
    Meshach Taylor, American actor
  • 1947
    Peter Riegert, American actor
  • 1947
    Uli Edel, German film director
  • 1949
    Bernd Eichinger, German film producer (d. 2011)
  • 1949
    Carl Franklin, American actor
  • 1950
    Bill Irwin, American actor
  • 1950
    Tom Hill, English bass guitarist (Geordie)
  • 1951
    Doris Angleton, American socialite (d. 1997)
  • 1951
    James Patrick Kelly, American author
  • 1951
    Paul Fox, English guitarist (The Ruts) (d. 2007)
  • 1952
    Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter
  • 1953
    Andrew Wiles, British mathematician
  • 1953
    Guy Verhofstadt, Prime Minister of Belgium
  • 1954
    Abdullah Atalar, Turkish scientist and academic
  • 1955
    Kevin Brady, American politician
  • 1955
    Michael Callen, American musician (d. 1993)
  • 1955
    Micheal Ray Richardson, American basketball player
  • 1955
    Neville Staple, Jamaican musician
  • 1958
    Brynn Hartman, wife and murderer of comedian Phil Hartman (d. 1998)
  • 1958
    Stuart Adamson, British musician (Big Country) (d. 2001)
  • 1959
    Ana María Polo, Cuban-American lawyer and arbitrator
  • 1960
    Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist and television presenter
  • 1961
    Doug Hopkins, American musician (d. 1993)
  • 1962
    Vincent Gallo, American actor
  • 1963
    Billy Bowden, New Zealand umpire
  • 1963
    Chris Ferguson, American poker player
  • 1964
    Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist
  • 1964
    Steve Azar, American singer-songwriter
  • 1966
    Lisa Stansfield, English singer
  • 1966
    Mason Reese, American actor
  • 1966
    Steve Scarsone, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Sergey Lukyanenko, Russian author
  • 1969
    Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer
  • 1969
    Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer
  • 1969
    Dustin Rhodes, American professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Delroy Pearson, former singer Five Star
  • 1970
    Johnny Messner, American actor
  • 1970
    Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein)
  • 1971
    Vicellous Reon Shannon, American actor
  • 1972
    Balls Mahoney, American professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Jason Varitek, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Jennifer Esposito, American actress
  • 1974
    Àlex Corretja, Spanish tennis player
  • 1974
    Anton Glanzelius, Swedish actor
  • 1974
    Ashot Danielyan, Armenian weightlifter
  • 1974
    David Jassy, Swedish musician, songwriter, and music producer
  • 1974
    Tricia Helfer, Canadian model and actor
  • 1974
    Trot Nixon, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Zöe Lucker, British television actor
  • 1975
    Walid Soliman, Tunisian author
  • 1976
    Kelvim Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1978
    Brett Claywell, American actor
  • 1978
    Josh Hancock, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1978
    Tom Thacker, Canadian musician
  • 1979
    Chris Gaylor, American drummer
  • 1979
    Josh Server, American actor
  • 1979
    Malcolm Christie, English footballer
  • 1979
    María Elena Swett, Chilean actress
  • 1979
    Michel Riesen, Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Canadian beauty pageant winner
  • 1979
    Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician
  • 1980
    Festus Baise, Nigerian footballer
  • 1980
    Keiji Tamada, Japanese footballer
  • 1980
    Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
  • 1981
    Alexandre Burrows, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Danja, American record producer, composer, and songwriter
  • 1982
    Ian Bell, English cricketer
  • 1983
    Nicky Pastorelli, Dutch racing driver
  • 1983
    Rubén Palazuelos, Spanish football player
  • 1984
    Kelli Garner, American actress
  • 1985
    Will Minson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1986
    Roman Heart, American porn actor
  • 1986
    Stephanie Pratt, American reality TV personality
  • 1987
    Giuseppe Caccavallo, Italian footballer
  • 1987
    Joss Stone, English singer
  • 1987
    Lights, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1988
    Leland Irving, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1990
    Dimitrios Anastasopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1994
    Dakota Blue Richards, English actress
  • 2000
    Morgan Lily, American actress
  • 2002
    Alexa Gerasimovich, American actress

Who Died On April 11?

  • 1034
    Romanus III, Byzantine emperor (b. 968)
  • 1165
    Stephen IV, King of Hungary (b. 1133)
  • 1240
    Llywelyn the Great, King of Gwynedd
  • 1554
    Thomas Wyatt the younger, English rebel (b. 1521)
  • 1612
    Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (b. 1566)
  • 1612
    Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish historian (b. 1535)
  • 1626
    Marin Getaldić, Croatian mathematician (b. 1568)
  • 1712
    Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (b. 1638)
  • 1723
    John Robinson, English diplomat (b. 1650)
  • 1798
    Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (b. 1725)
  • 1856
    Juan Santamaría, national hero of Costa Rica (b. 1831)
  • 1861
    Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (b. 1824)
  • 1873
    Edward Canby, U.S. general (b. 1817)
  • 1890
    Joseph Merrick, “The Elephant Man” (b. 1862)
  • 1894
    Constantin Lipsius, German architect (b. 1832)
  • 1903
    Gemma Galgani, Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1878)
  • 1906
    Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (b. 1839)
  • 1906
    James Anthony Bailey, American circus impresario (b. 1847)
  • 1908
    Henry Bird, English chess player and author (b. 1829)
  • 1916
    Richard Harding Davis, American author (b. 1864)
  • 1926
    Luther Burbank, American botanist (b. 1849)
  • 1947
    Louise Peete, American murderer (b. 1880)
  • 1953
    Kid Nichols, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • 1958
    Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (b. 1875)
  • 1962
    Ukichiro Nakaya, Japanese physicist (b. 1900)
  • 1967
    Donald Sangster, Jamaican Prime Minister (b. 1911)
  • 1970
    Cathy O'Donnell, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1970
    John O'Hara, American author (b. 1905)
  • 1977
    Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1983
    Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (b. 1905)
  • 1985
    Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
  • 1985
    Enver Hoxha, Albanian Stalinist dictator (b. 1908)
  • 1987
    Erskine Caldwell, American author (b. 1903)
  • 1987
    Primo Levi, Italian chemist and author (b. 1919)
  • 1990
    Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (b. 1903)
  • 1991
    Bruno Hoffmann. German glass harmonica player (b. 1913)
  • 1991
    Walker Cooper, American baseball player (b. 1915)
  • 1992
    Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter (b. 1920)
  • 1992
    Eve Merriam, American playwright, director, and poet (b. 1916)
  • 1996
    Jessica Dubroff, American pilot (b. 1988)
  • 2000
    Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • 2001
    Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian (b. 1921)
  • 2001
    Sandy Bull, American musician (b. 1941)
  • 2003
    Cecil Howard Green, British geophysicist and businessman (b. 1900)
  • 2005
    André François, French cartoonist (b. 1915)
  • 2005
    Lucien Laurent, French footballer (b. 1907)
  • 2006
    June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)
  • 2006
    Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
  • 2007
    Janet McDonald, American novelist (b. 1954)
  • 2007
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr., American author (b. 1922)
  • 2007
    Ronald Speirs, American Army officer (CO of Easy Company) (b. 1920)
  • 2007
    Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2008
    Merlin German, United States Marine (b. 1985)
  • 2009
    Corín Tellado, Spanish romance novelist (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    Gerda Gilboe, Danish actress (b. 1914)
  • 2010
    Julia Tsenova, Bulgarian composer and musician (b. 1948)
  • 2011
    La Esterella, Flemish singer (b. 1919)

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