About April 11

April 11, 2020 is the 102nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 264 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Aries is the sun 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 307 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1888
    The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated.
  • 1919
    The International Labour Organization is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
  • 1970
    Apollo 13 is launched.
  • 1976
    The Apple I is created.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    2011 Minsk Metro bombing

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