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April 11: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 11

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April 11th is officially Barbershop Quartet Day and Pet Day.

Today marks the 102nd day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 264 days left in 2024.

Is this day a special one for you? If so, we’ve got our hands on some of the most important happenings all landing on April 11. We’ve covered inventions, music, law, movies, discoveries and so much more.

Did you know that on this day in 1900, the US Navy bought their first ever submarine? It was given the name USS Holland, or SS-1.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about April 11th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on April 11 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2019

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was removed from London’s Ecuadorian Embassy by police.

OTD in 2019: Julian Assange

He was later extradited to the United States.

2013

Paleontologists unearthed dinosaur eggs with embryonic bones inside in China.

The fossilized eggs are said to be 190 million years old!

2012

The Avengers premiered in Los Angeles, California, US.

OTD in 2012: The Avengers premiered in Los Angeles

2002

Coup d’état attempt on President Hugo Chávez failed in Venezuela.

1981

President Ronald Reagan returned home from the hospital after narrowly escaping death after someone shot him on March 30.

1976

The Apple I computer was built.

OTD in 1976: The Apple I computer was built.

Steve Wozniak made the Apple I computer and wanted to give it away for free; however, Steve Jobs recommended selling them instead.

1970

Apollo 13 was launched successfully but ran into difficulties two days later.

The famous line “Houston, we’ve had a problem here” was said and is usually misquoted today.

1968

The Civil Rights Act was enacted in the US after being signed by President Lyndon B.

1966

Frank Sinatra recorded his hit “Strangers in the Night.”

The album reached number one on the Billboard list that year.

1912

The RMS Titanic departed Queenstown, Ireland, for its fatal journey to New York.

1909

Sixty-six Jewish families founded the City of Tel Aviv.

1900

The US Navy bought their first-ever submarine called the USS Holland or SS-1.

OTD in 1900: The US Navy bought their first-ever submarine called the USS Holland or SS-1.

1471

The War of the Roses ended with King Henry VI surrendering to King Edward IV in London.

491 AD

Anastasius I Dicorus ascended to the throne of the Byzantine Empire at the age of sixty-one.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Jeremy Clarkson? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1960

Jeremy Clarkson

English

Broadcaster

Jeremy Clarkson

Age:

64 years old

Born In:

England, UK

1993

Marcus Johns

American

Actor

Marcus Johns

Age:

31 years old

Born In:

Florida, USA

1996

Dele Alli

English

Soccer Player

Dele Alli

Age:

28 years old

Born In:

England, UK

1969

Goldust

American

Wrestler

Goldust

Age:

55 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, April 11th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…

1922

2007

Kurt Vonnegut

American

Writer

Kurt Vonnegut

1922

2007

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was an American writer born on November 11, 1922. He died on this day in 2007, at age 84 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

Died On:

Apr 11, 2007 (Age 84)

Died In:

New York, USA

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

April 11: National Submarine Day
United States

National Submarine Day

For better or worse, submarines completely changed the way global warfare took place. However, they also allowed us to explore our oceans in great depth. Submarine Day is a day to read up on the history of these incredible machines and appreciate them.

April 11: National Barbershop Quartet Day
United States

National Barbershop Quartet Day

A barbershop quartet is a group of four men singing to those having their hair cut at the barbers. Today is Barbershop Quartet Day, so why not celebrate by checking out some classic barber quartet songs online?

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The largest known prime number has 17,425,170 digits. The new prime number is 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, minus 1.

Birthday & Zodiac

People who were born on April 11 all share the Aries zodiac sign.

Aries is represented by the ram and is the first sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between March 21st and April 19th falls into this astrological sign.

Those of you that were born in April have the Diamond birthstone. Wearing a diamond is said to make those born in April happier in relationships and more successful in life.

If you were born on this day, it’s likely that you were conceived on July 19th in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on April 11th, 2024, will be due next year around January 2nd.

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