Events, Births and Deaths Happening on this Date

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Today is the 101st day of 2021.  There are 264 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1689
William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.
1814
Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba.
1898
President McKinley asked Congress for a declaration of war against Spain
1899
The treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect
1921
Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax.
1945
During World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany.
1951
President Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his commands in the Far East.
1970
Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft; the astronauts managed to return safely.
1979
Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seized control. AP correspondent Serge Schmemann
1980
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued regulations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors.
1981
President Reagan returned to the White House from the hospital, 12 days after he was wounded in an assassination attempt.

Notable Deaths

1996
Seven-year-old Jessica Dubroff, who'd hoped to become the youngest person to fly cross-country, was killed with her father and flight instructor when her plane crashed after takeoff from Cheyenne, Wyo