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April 11 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 47 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 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 Mohi.
  • 1512
    War of the League of Cambrai: French forces led by Gaston de Foix win the Battle of Ravenna.
  • 1544
    French forces defeat a Spanish army at the Battle of Ceresole.
  • 1689
    William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Great 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
  • 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 Santamaría 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 Imperial German Navy, launches.
  • 1909
    The city of Tel Aviv is founded.
  • 1913
    The Nevill Ground’s pavilion is destroyed in a suffragette arson attack becoming the only cricket ground to be attacked by suffragettes.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    Pope John XXIII issues Pacem in terris, the first encyclical addressed to all instead of to Catholics alone.
  • 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.

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