About April 11

April 11, 2024 is the 102nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 264 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 293 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.
  • 1727
    Premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St Matthew Passion BWV 244b at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
  • 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.
  • 1868
    Former Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu surrenders Edo Castle to Imperial forces, marking the end of the Tokugawa shogunate.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Emir Abdullah establishes the first centralised government in the newly created British protectorate of Transjordan.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
  • 1961
    The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    The Apple I is created.
  • 1987
    The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.
  • 2007
    2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others.

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