April 11 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Battle of Rivas Costa Rica National Holiday
National Pet Day - Unofficial (Animals)
National Barber Shop Quartet Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
National Submarine Day - Unofficial (Products & Technology )
National Eight Track Tape Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment, Products & Technology )
National Cheese Fondue Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Library Workers Day - Unofficial (Education & Reading, Work & Occupation)
Sixth Day of Passover Argentina Observance
Easter Tuesday Australia (Tasmania) State Holiday
Southland Anniversary Day New Zealand (Southland) Local Holiday
Pesach VI (Passover) Israel Observance, Hebrew
Be Kind to Lawyers Day - Unofficial (Appreciation & Honor)
Equal Pay Day - International (Work & Occupation)

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.

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