What are the important events that happened on April 11? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
April 11: Facts & Myths About This Day
April 11 is the 101st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 264 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 29, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,968,320 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectahenagon’ day.
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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 296 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,033 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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April 11 Historical Events
Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I.
War of the League of Cambrai: French forces led by Gaston de Foix win the Battle of Ravenna.
William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.
The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.
The Treaty of Fontainebleau ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, and forces him to abdicate unconditionally for the first time.
Battle of Rivas: Juan Santamaria burns down the hostel where William Walker’s filibusters are holed up.
Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
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.
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.
Who were born on April 11?
Henry Rawlinson, English scholar (d. 1895)
Ferdinand Lassalle, German politician (d. 1864)
Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
Norman McLaren, Canadian film animator and director (d. 1987)
Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer (d. 2011)
Michael Deaver, Deputy White House Chief of Staff (d. 2007)
Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist and television presenter
Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer
Ian Bell, English cricketer
Roman Heart, American porn actor
Who died on April 11?
Marin Getaldić, Croatian mathematician (b. 1568)
Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (b. 1824)
James Anthony Bailey, American circus impresario (b. 1847)
Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (b. 1875)
Cathy O'Donnell, American actress (b. 1923)
Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
Enver Hoxha, Albanian Stalinist dictator (b. 1908)
Walker Cooper, American baseball player (b. 1915)
Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter (b. 1920)
Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian (b. 1921)
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