April 11: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, April 11, 1900, the US Navy bought their first ever submarine?

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

Today marks the 101st day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 264 days left until the end of the year.

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 interesting facts about April 11th in history!

What Events Happened On April 11 In History?

2019 Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was removed from London’s Ecuadorian Embassy by police.

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.

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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.

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 People Born On April 11

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
63 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1993 Marcus Johns

American Actor

Marcus Johns
30 years old
Born In:
Florida, USA

1996 Dele Alli

English Soccer Player

Dele Alli
27 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1969 Goldust

American Wrestler

54 years old
Born In:
Texas, USA

Special Holidays On April 11

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

April 11: National Submarine Day

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

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?

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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.

April 11 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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, 2023, will be due next year around January 2nd.

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