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  • Fontainebleau, France
    Monday Apr 11, 1814

    Napoleon

    Treaty of Fontainebleau (1814)

    Fontainebleau, France
    Monday Apr 11, 1814

    In the Treaty of Fontainebleau, the Allies exiled Napoleon to Elba, an island of 12,000 inhabitants in the Mediterranean, 20 km (12 mi) off the Tuscan coast. They gave him sovereignty over the island and allowed him to retain the title of Emperor. Napoleon attempted suicide with a pill he had carried after nearly being captured by the Russians during the retreat from Moscow. Its potency had weakened with age, however, and he survived to be exiled, while his wife and son took refuge in Austria.




  • Rooiwal, South Africa
    Friday Apr 11, 1902

    Second Boer War

    The opportunity the British were waiting for arose

    Rooiwal, South Africa
    Friday Apr 11, 1902

    The opportunity the British were waiting for arose on 11 April 1902 at Rooiwal, where a commando led by General Jan Kemp and Commandant Potgieter attacked a superior force under Kekewich. The British soldiers were well positioned on the hillside and inflicted severe casualties on the Boers charging on horseback over a large distance, beating them back. This was the end of the war in the Western Transvaal and also the last major battle of the war.




  • Ireland
    Friday Apr 11, 1919

    Irish War of Independence

    Ostracism of RIC men was announced

    Ireland
    Friday Apr 11, 1919

    A policy of ostracism of RIC men was announced by the Dáil on 11 April 1919.




  • Yenangyaung, Burma
    Saturday Apr 11, 1942

    World War II

    Battle of Yenangyaung

    Yenangyaung, Burma
    Saturday Apr 11, 1942

    The Battle of Yenangyaung was fought in Burma, which took place between 11 and 19 April 1942. The battle of Yenaungyaung was fought in the vicinity of Yenangyaung and its oil fields.




  • Genoa, Italy
    Friday Apr 11, 1947

    Lucky Luciano

    To Genoa

    Genoa, Italy
    Friday Apr 11, 1947

    After Luciano's secret trip to Cuba, he spent the rest of his life in Italy under tight police surveillance. When he arrived in Genoa on April 11, 1947, Italian police arrested him and sent him to a jail in Palermo.




  • South Korea
    Wednesday Apr 11, 1951

    Korean War

    Relieved the General MacArthur as Supreme Commander in Korea

    South Korea
    Wednesday Apr 11, 1951

    On 11 April 1951, President Truman relieved the General MacArthur as Supreme Commander in Korea. There were several reasons for the dismissal. MacArthur crossed the 38th Parallel in the mistaken belief that the Chinese would not enter the war, leading to major allied losses. He believed that whether to use nuclear weapons should be his decision, not the President's.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 11, 1951

    Marilyn Monroe

    Fox's New Contract

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 11, 1951

    In December 1950, Hyde was able to negotiate a seven-year contract for Monroe with 20th Century-Fox. Marilyn Monroe Signed 20th Century Fox Contract in April 11, 1951.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Apr 11, 1960

    James Bond

    For Your Eyes Only was published

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Apr 11, 1960

    For Your Eyes Only (short stories) was published.


  • Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 11, 1981

    Hillsborough events

    FA Cup semi-final 1981

    Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 11, 1981

    Hillsborough hosted five FA Cup semi-finals in the 1980s. A crush occurred at the Leppings Lane end of the ground during the 1981 semi-final between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers after hundreds more spectators were permitted to enter the terrace than could safely be accommodated, resulting in 38 injuries, including broken arms, legs and ribs.


  • California, U.S.
    Monday Apr 11, 1983

    Robin Williams

    First child

    California, U.S.
    Monday Apr 11, 1983

    William's first son Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams was born in 1983.


  • Croatia
    Thursday Apr 11, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Croatian Army

    Croatia
    Thursday Apr 11, 1991

    The Croatian military was in a much worse state than that of the Serbs. In the early stages of the war, lack of military units meant that the Croatian Police force would take the brunt of the fighting. The Croatian National Guard, the new Croatian military, was formed on 11 April 1991, and gradually developed into the Croatian Army by 1993.


  • Kigali, Rwanda
    Monday Apr 11, 1994

    Rwandan genocide

    The Official Technical School

    Kigali, Rwanda
    Monday Apr 11, 1994

    Thousands sought refuge in the Official Technical School (École Technique Officielle) in Kigali where Belgian UNAMIR soldiers were stationed. On 11 April, the Belgian soldiers withdrew, and Rwandan armed forces and militia killed all the Tutsi.


  • Lebanon
    Thursday Apr 11, 1996

    Shimon Peres

    Operation Grapes of Wrath

    Lebanon
    Thursday Apr 11, 1996

    On 11 April 1996, Prime Minister Peres initiated Operation Grapes of Wrath.


  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Thursday Apr 11, 2002

    Hugo Chávez

    A March headed to the presidential palace

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Thursday Apr 11, 2002

    On 11 April 2002, during a march headed to the presidential palace, nineteen people were killed, and over 110 were wounded.


  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Thursday Apr 11, 2002

    Hugo Chávez

    Pulling Support

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Thursday Apr 11, 2002

    During The Events of April 2002, Chávez believed that the best way to stay in power was to implement Plan Ávila. Military officers, including General Raúl Baduel, a founder of Chávez's MBR-200, then decided that they had to pull support from Chávez to deter a massacre and shortly after at 8:00 pm, Vásquez Velasco, together with other ranking army officers, declared that Chávez had lost his support. Chávez agreed to be detained and was transferred by army escort to La Orchila; business leader Pedro Carmona declared himself president of an interim government. Carmona abolished the 1999 constitution and appointed a governing committee.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    Michael Jordan

    23 no more in Miami Heat

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    The Miami Heat retired the number 23 jersey on April 11, 2003, even though Jordan never played for the team.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading by global air confirmation

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    On April 11, the World Health Organization issued a global health alert for SARS as it became clear the disease was being spread by global air travel.


  • Hanoi, Vietnam
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Containing in Vietnam: Hanoi French Hospital shutting

    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    Hanoi French Hospital shut its doors completely after the last patient's death on April 12.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    Eminem

    Proof murdered

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    In 2006, Proof, who was Eminem's childhood friend, was murdered.


  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    Adidas

    Adidas announced an 11-year Deal To become The Official NBA Clothing Provider

    Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    On 11 April 2006, Adidas announced an 11-year deal to become the official NBA clothing provider. The company has been making NBA, NBDL, and WNBA jerseys and products as well as team-coloured versions of the "Superstar" basketball shoe. This deal (worth over $400 million) took over the previous Reebok deal that had been put in place in 2001 for 10 years.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Second career triple-double

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    On April 11, 2006, O'Neal recorded his second career triple-double against the Toronto Raptors with 15 points, 11 rebounds and a career high 10 assists.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

    Kim Jong-un

    "Eternal General Secretary"

    North Korea
    Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

    On 11 April, that conference wrote the post of general secretary out of the party charter and instead designated Kim Jong-il as the party's "Eternal General Secretary". The conference then elected Kim Jong-un as leader of the party under the newly created title of First Secretary.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

    Warren Buffett

    Prostate Cancer

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

    On April 11, 2012, Buffett was diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer during a routine test.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 11, 2013

    Mark Zuckerberg

    FWD.us

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 11, 2013

    On April 11, 2013, Zuckerberg led the launch of a 501 lobbying group called FWD.us. The founders and contributors to the group were primarily Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, and its president was Joe Green, a close friend of Zuckerberg.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 11, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    Pain & Gain

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 11, 2013

    Johnson starred in Pain & Gain film in 2013.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2017

    Windows

    Windows Vista Support

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2017

    On April 11, 2017, the support for Windows Vista ended


  • Boufarik Airport, Algeria
    Wednesday Apr 11, 2018

    Plane Accidents

    Algerian Air Force Il-76

    Boufarik Airport, Algeria
    Wednesday Apr 11, 2018

    Algerian Air Force Il-76 transport plane crashed shortly after take-off from Boufarik Airport, On April 11, 2018, killing all 247 passengers and 10 crew on board.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 11, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    U.S. becomes the Highest in Death Toll

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 11, 2020

    On 11 April 2020, the U.S. became the country with the highest official death toll for COVID-19, with over 20,000 deaths.


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