Today in History, English
Today in History, English

41581April 11Event1951 – Korean War: President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.
41582April 11Event1951 – 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.
41583April 11Event1952 – The Battle of Nanri Island takes place.
41584April 11Event1955 – The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.
41585April 11Event1957 – United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
41586April 11Event1961 – The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
41587April 11Event1963 – Pope John XXIII issues Pacem in terris, the first encyclical addressed to all instead of to Catholics alone.
41588April 11Event1965 – The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.
41589April 11Event1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
41590April 11Event1970 – Apollo 13 is launched.
41591April 11Event1972 – First edition of the BBC comedy panel game I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is broadcast, one of the longest-running British radio shows in history.
41592April 11Event1976 – The Apple I is created.
41593April 11Event1977 – London Transport's Silver Jubilee buses are launched.
41594April 11Event1979 – Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed.
41595April 11Event1981 – A massive riot in Brixton, south London, results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries.
41596April 11Event1987 – The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.
41597April 11Event1989 – Ron Hextall becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to score a goal in the playoffs.
41598April 11Event1990 – 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.
41599April 11Event1993 – Four hundred fifty 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
41600April 11Event2001 – 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.
41601April 11Event2002 – The Ghriba synagogue bombing by al-Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.
41602April 11Event2002 – Over two hundred thousand people marched in Caracas towards the Presidential Palace of Miraflores, to demand the resignation of president Hugo Chávez. 19 of the protesters are killed, and the Minister of Defense Gral. Lucas Rincon announces Hugo Ch
41603April 11Event2006 – Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
41604April 11Event2007 – 2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers kill 33 people and wound a further 222 others.
41605April 11Event2011 – An explosion in the Minsk Metro, Belarus kills 15 people and injures 204 others.
41606April 11Event2012 – An 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia, off northern Sumatra at a depth of 16.4 km. A tsunami hits the island of Nias at Indonesia.
41607April 11Birth145 – Septimius Severus, Roman emperor (d. 211)
41608April 11Birth1357 – John I of Portugal (d. 1433)
41609April 11Birth1374 – Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, English husband of Alianore Holland, Countess of March (d. 1398)
41610April 11Birth1492 – Marguerite de Navarre, French wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549)

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