On This Day..... April 11

APRIL 11TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHEESE FONDUE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PET DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BARBERSHOP QUARTET DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SUBMARINE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ETHEL KENNEDY (1928, 90)
  • KEVIN BRADY (1955, 63)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1775, THE LAST KNOWN EXECUTION FOR WITCHCRAFT TAKES PLACE IN GERMANY
  • IN 1814, NAPOLEON STEPS DOWN AS LEADER OF FRANCE AND IS EXILED TO ELBA
  • IN 1865, PRESIDENT LINCOLN URGES RECONCILIATION DURING THE RECONSTRUCTION PROCESS AFTER THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1890, ELLIS ISLAND IN NEW YORK CITY IS OFFICIALLY CLAIMED AS AN IMMIGRATION STATION
  • IN 1898, PRESIDENT MCKINLEY ASKS CONGRESS TO DECLARE WAR IN THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
  • IN 1899, THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ENDS WITH THE TREATY OF PARIS AND THE TRANSFER OF PUERTO RICO TO THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1900, THE US NAVY PUCHASES ITS FIRST MODERN SUBMARINE
  • IN 1911, 17 YEAR OLD MAE WEST MARRIES HER FIRST HUSBAND FRANK WALLACE (21)
  • IN 1921, IOWA IS THE FIRST STATE TO TAX CIGARETTES
  • IN 1921, THE RAY-DUNDEE BOXING MATCH IS THE FIRST EVER SPORTING EVENT CALLED LIVE ON THE RADIO
  • IN 1945, ALLIED TROOPS LIBERATE THE BUCHENWALD CONCENTRATION CAMP
  • IN 1947, JACKIE ROBINSON PLAYS IN HIS FIRST EXHIBITION GAME FOR THE DODGERS
  • IN 1951, PRESIDENT TRUMAN RELIEVES GENERAL MACARTHUR OF COMMAND IN KOREA
  • IN 1953, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER CREATES THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE
  • IN 1955, “MARTY”, STARRING ERNEST BORGNINE, OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1956, NAT KING COLE IS ATTACKED ON STAGE DURING A CONCERT IN BIRMINGHAM AND BEATEN BY MEMBERS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN
  • IN 1961, THE WAR CRIMES TRIAL OF ADOLF EICHMANN BEGINS IN JERUSALEM
  • IN 1961, BOB DYLAN PLAYS HIS FIRST PAID LIVE GIG, OPENING FOR JOHN LEE HOOKER
  • IN 1962, THE NEW YORK METS LOSE THEIR FIRST EVER PROFESSIONAL GAME
  • IN 1966, FRANK SINATRA RECORDS “STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT”
  • IN 1967, HARLEM VOTERS RE-ELECT ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR, THE FIRST BLACK MAN ELECTED FROM NEW YORK, TO CONGRESS EVEN THOUGH HE IS FACING CORRUPTION CHARGES
  • IN 1968, PRESIDENT JOHNSON SIGNS THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1968
  • IN 1970, APOLLO 13 LAUNCHES A BID TO LAND ON THE MOON. UNABLE TO LAND IT WOULD RETURN TO EARTH SIX DAYS LATER
  • IN 1970, THE BEATLES HIT #1 WITH “LET IT BE”
  • IN 1976, THE FIRST APPLE COMPUTER, THE APPLE I, IS RELEASED
  • IN 1977, WAYLON JENNINGS RELEASES “LUCKENBACH, TEXAS (BACK TO THE BASICS OF LOVE)”
  • IN 1979, THE TANZANIAN ARMY ATTACKS UGANDA AND FORCES DICTATOR IDI AMIN TO FLEE INTO EXILE IN LIBYA
  • IN 1980, THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ANNOUNCES THAT IT WILL BEGIN HEARING CASES ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK
  • IN 1981, PRESIDENT REAGAN IS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPTIAL AFTER BEING SHOT
  • IN 1981, EDDIE VAN HALEN MARRIES VALERIE BERTINELLI
  • IN 1983, MERYL STREEP WINS HER SECOND ACADEMY AWARD FOR “SOPHIE’S CHOICE”
  • IN 1988, CHER WINS AN ACADEMY AWARD FOR “MOONSTRUCK”
  • IN 1989, 15 PEOPLE WERE FOUND DEAD IN MEXICO, BELIEVED TO BE MURDERED BY A CULT DURING A PROTECTION RITUAL
  • IN 1992, THE IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY KILLS THREE IN A BOMBING ATTACK ON LONDON’S FINANCIAL DISTRICT
  • IN 1993, 450 PRISONERS IN SOUTHERN OHIO CORRECTION FACILITY BEGIN A TEN DAY RIOT OVER WHAT THEY SAY ARE POOR CONDITIONS AND FORCED VACCINATIONS
  • IN 1996, HUGH JACKMAN MARRIES HIS WIFE DEBORRA
  • IN 2002, VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ SURVIVES AN ATTEMPTED COUP
  • IN 2006, IRAN’S PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD ANNOUNCES TO THE WORLD THAT IRAN HAS SUCCESSFULLY ENRICHED URANIUM
  • IN 2007, KURT VONNEGUT DIES OF A HEAD TRAUMA AT 84
  • IN 2007, HEATHER LOCKLEAR DIVORCES RICHIE SAMBORA AFTER 11 YEARS
  • IN 2012, WARREN BUFFET IS DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER
  • IN 2012, THE FIRST “AVENGERS” MOVIE OPENS IN LOS ANGELES
  • IN 2015, PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS WITH RAUL CASTRO IN PANAMA, THE FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES IN 60 YEARS

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