What happened this day in history April 11

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

  • 491
    Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I.
  • 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.
  • 1775
    The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.
  • 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.
  • 1881
    Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women.
  • 1968
    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 11?

  • 1810
    Henry Rawlinson, English scholar (d. 1895)
  • 1825
    Ferdinand Lassalle, German politician (d. 1864)
  • 1873
    Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
  • 1914
    Norman McLaren, Canadian film animator and director (d. 1987)
  • 1926
    Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer (d. 2011)
  • 1938
    Michael Deaver, Deputy White House Chief of Staff (d. 2007)
  • 1960
    Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist and television presenter
  • 1969
    Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer
  • 1982
    Ian Bell, English cricketer
  • 1986
    Roman Heart, American porn actor

Who died on April 11?

  • 1626
    Marin Getaldić, Croatian mathematician (b. 1568)
  • 1861
    Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (b. 1824)
  • 1906
    James Anthony Bailey, American circus impresario (b. 1847)
  • 1958
    Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (b. 1875)
  • 1970
    Cathy O'Donnell, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1985
    Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
  • 1985
    Enver Hoxha, Albanian Stalinist dictator (b. 1908)
  • 1991
    Walker Cooper, American baseball player (b. 1915)
  • 1992
    Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian (b. 1921)

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