April 11 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Yom HaShoah
Multiple [Show] Jewish Holiday
Battle of Rivas
Costa rica National Holiday
Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day
Israel Observance, Hebrew
National Pet Day
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Historical Events on April 11

  • 1809: The U.K and France engage in the Battle of the Basque Roads Naval Battle.
  • 1814: The War of the 6th Coalition end with the Treaty of Fontainbleau; Napoleon Bonaparte is forced to unconditionally abdicate.
  • 1868: The Tokugawa shogunate comes to an end when Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu surrenders Edo Castle to Imperial Forces.
  • 1881: In Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary is founded. It would later become Spelman College.
  • 1908: The Imperial German Navy launches its last armored cruiser known as the SMS Blucher.
  • 1909: Tel Aviv is established.
  • 1945: Buchenwald Concentration Camp is liberated by American troops during World War II.
  • 1951: General Douglas MacArthur is relieved of his command as General of the Army in Korea by U.S President Harry Truman.
  • 1961: The Adolf Eichmann trial begins in the city of Jerusalem. Eichmann was a Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführe and organizer of the Holocaust during World War II.
  • 1968: The Civil Rights Act of 1968 is signed by U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson. This act prohibites discrimination in the financing, rental or sale of housing.
  • 1970: NASA launches Apollo 13.
  • 1971: Apple I is made.
  • 1981: Over three hundred police and sixty-five civilians are injured during a riot in Brixton, South London.
  • 1986: A gun battle erupts between two armored car robbers and FBI agents in Dade County, Florida. 2 FBI agents are killed and another 5 are wounded.

Famous Birthdays on April 11

  • Norwegian sculptor and designer of the Nobel Peace Prize Medal, Gustav Vigeland is born in 1869.
  • American occultist and Church of Satan founder, Anton LaVey is born in 1930.
  • American actor Joel Grey is born in 1932.
  • English actor Ron Pember is born in 1934.
  • American actor Vincent Gallo is born in 1961.
  • American actress Jennifer Esposito is born in 1973.
  • American actress Kelli Garner is born in 1984.
  • Australian footballer Will Minson is born in 1985.
  • American sprinter Torrin Lawrence is born in 1989.
  • South African footballer Thulani Serero is born in 1990.