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Monday, April 11, 2011

Former Ivorian PresidentLaurent Gbagbo is arrested in his home in Abidjan by supporters of elected President Alassane Ouattara with support from French forces thereby ending the 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis and civil war.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Anti-government protests cancel the Fourth East Asia Summit in Pattaya, Thailand. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7994465.stm (BBC)
April 12 ndash The Fourth East Asia Summit is postponed after ThaiPrime MinisterAbhisit Vejjajiva declares a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas.ref name=AP-2009-04-12

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Russian deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov says a U.S. war against Iran would lead to a catastrophe. //en.rian.ru/russia/20070411/63453060.html (RIAN)
Ice hockey: The 2007 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. The inaugural matchup features the Pittsburgh Penguins visiting the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario.

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Ten nations deposit their ratifications for the International Criminal Court at a United Nations ceremony, bringing the total to 66, well above the 60 needed to bring the Statute into force. The ICC will therefore come into force on 1 July 2002.

Friday, April 11, 1997

Fire damages the Turin Cathedral in Italy.
Former SS Captain Erich Priebke is retried on July 22 he is sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Fire breaks out in a pilgrim c on the Plain of Mena, from Mecca 343 die.

Thursday, April 11, 1996

In reaction to the Qana Massacre, an Islamist group in Egypt open fire on a hotel, killing 18 Greek tourists and injuring 17 others.
Qana Massacre: Over 100 Lebanese civilians are killed after Israel shells the UN compound in Qana.
The Israeli government launches Operation Grapes of Wrath, consisting of massive attacks on Lebanon, in retaliation for prior terrorist attacks, and sparking off a violent series of retaliations.

Monday, April 11, 1988

"The Last Emperor" (directed by Bernardo Bertolucci) wins nine Oscars.

Thursday, April 11, 1985

The "USS Coral Sea" collides with the Ecuadorian tanker ship "Napo" off the coast of Cuba.

Saturday, April 11, 1981

1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in South London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.

Wednesday, April 11, 1979

Tanzanian troops take Kala, the capital of UgandaIdi Amin flees.

Monday, April 11, 1977

London Transport's Silver Jubilee buses are launched.

Thursday, April 11, 1974

The Kiryat Shmona massacre took place in Israel.

Wednesday, April 11, 1973

The British House of Commons voted against restoring capital punishment by a margin of 142 votes.

Sunday, April 11, 1965

The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: An estimated 51 tornadoes (47 confirmed) hit in 6 Midwestern states, killing between 256 to 271 people and injuring some 1,500 more.

Saturday, April 11, 1964

The Brazilian Congress elects Field Marshal Humberto de Alencar Castello Branco as President of Brazil.

Tuesday, April 11, 1961

Albert Kalonji takes the title "Emperor Albert I Kalonji" of South Kasai.
The trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
"Vostok 1": Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space, orbiting the Earth once.

Monday, April 11, 1955

The Taiwanese Kuomintang put a time-bomb on the airplane "Kashmir Princess", killing 16 but failing to assassinate the People's Republic of China leader, Zhou Enlai.

Sunday, April 11, 1954

This day was denoted as the most boring day in the 20th century by True Knowledge, an answer engine developed by William Tunstall-Pedoe.ref name=boring
A Soviet spy ring in Australia is unveiled.

Friday, April 11, 1952

Battle of Nanri Island: The Republic of China seizes the island from the Peoples' Republic of China.

Tuesday, April 11, 1939

Saturday, April 11, 1936

The first Butlins holiday c opens at Skegness. It was officially opened by Amy Johnson from Hull, who was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.

Tuesday, April 11, 1933

Aviator Bill Lancaster takes off in England, in an attempt to make a speed record to the Cape of Good Hope, but vanishes (his body is not found in the Sahara Desert until 1962).

Sunday, April 11, 1920

Mexican Revolution: Álvaro Obregón flees from Mexico City during a trial intended to ruin his reputation he flees to Guerrero where he joins Fortunato Maycotte.

Wednesday, April 11, 1917

WWI: The Nivelle Offensive commences.
WWI: Brazil severs diplomatic relations with Germany.

Sunday, April 11, 1909

The city of Tel Aviv (then known as Ahuzat Bayit) is founded.

Wednesday, April 11, 1888

The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated.

Saturday, April 11, 1885

Luton Town Football Club are created by the merger of (Luton) Wanderers F.C. and Luton Excelsior F.C.

Monday, April 11, 1881

Spelman College is established.

Saturday, April 11, 1868

July ndash Fall of Edo: the Japanese city is surrendered to the Emperor Meiji. The Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu submits to the Emperor.

Friday, April 11, 1828

Bahía Blanca is founded.

Thursday, April 11, 1816

In Philadelphia, the African Methodist Episcopal Church is established by Richard Allen and other African-American Methodists, the first such denomination completely independent of White churches.

Monday, April 11, 1814

Napoleon abdicates unconditionally as Emperor of the French.

Friday, April 11, 1727

Tuesday, April 11, 1713

Second Treaty of Utrecht between Britain and France ends the War of the Spanish Succession.ref name=Pocket Date Book France cedes Newfoundland, Acadia, Hudson Bay and St Kitts to Britain.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Monday, April 11, 1689

O.S.) ndash William III and Mary II are crowned in London as King and Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.ref name=Pocket On This Day Ireland does not recognise them yet, while the Estates of Scotland declare King James VII of Scotland deposed.
Boston revolt: Unpopular Governor of the Dominion of New England Sir Edmund Andros and other officials are overthrown by a mob of Bostonians. Andros, an appointee of James II of England, is disliked for his support of the Church of England and revocation of various colonial charters.
Williamite War in Ireland: Siege of Derry: James II arrives at the gates of Derry and asks for its surrender, which is refused by the Protestant defenders.

Sunday, April 11, 1677

Battle of Cassel: Philippe I, Duke of Orléans defeats William of Orange.

Saturday, April 11, 1654

Anglo-Swedish alliance: A commercial treaty between England and Sweden is signed.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Tuesday, April 11, 1623

King Gwanghaegun of Joseon is deposed in a coup. He is succeeded by King Injo.

Wednesday, April 11, 1612

Edward Wightman, a radical Anabaptist, is the last person to be executed for heresy in England, by burning at the stake in Lichfield.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Wednesday, April 1, 1551 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, April 1, 1544 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Ceresole: French forces under the Comte d'Enghien defeat Imperial forces under the Marques Del Vasto near Turin.
May ndash Emperor Charles V again invades eastern France.

Thursday, April 1, 1512 (Julianian calendar)

War of the League of Cambrai: Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix, Duc de Nemours defeat the Spanish under Raymond of Cardona, but Gaston is killed in the pursuit.

Friday, April 2, 1451 (Julianian calendar)

Celje acquires market-town status and town rights by orders from Count Frederic II of Celje.

Thursday, April 4, 1241 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Mohi: Batu Khan and Subutai defeat Béla IV of Hungary. The battle is the last major event in the Mongol Invasion of Europe.

Friday, April 5, 1034 (Julianian calendar)

Empress Zoe of Byzantium marries her chamberlain and elevates him to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael IV.
The heir to the displaced Balhae kings revolts against the Liao Dynasty, and flees to Goryeo when defeated.
In al-Andalus, benefiting from the weakening of the Muslim central authority, the count of Portugal, Gonçalo Maia, conquers Montemor o Velho.
Franche-Comté becomes subject to the Holy Roman Empire.

Thursday, April 8, 672 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Adeodatus II succeeds Pope Vitalian as the 77th pope.

Wednesday, April 8, 627 (Julianian calendar)

St Peter's School, York, founded by Paulinus
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