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Births for April 11


  • 1370 Frederick I the Warlike, elector of Saxony
  • 1722 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols)
  • 1770 George Canning, (C) British PM (1827)
  • 1794 Edward Everett, Dorchester Mass, (Gov-Mass), statesman/orator
  • 1801 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin)
  • 1837 Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth, Col (Union Army), died in 1861
  • 1862 Charles Evans Hughs, 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41)
  • 1866 Carla Ford, Henry's wife
  • 1867 John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Genetics)
  • 1879 Leendert Round, sculptor (Entrance diergaarde happy village)
  • 1889 Nick La Rocca, US coronetist/composer (Tiger Rag)
  • 1893 Dean G Acheson, statesman/US Secretary of State (1949-53)
  • 1893 Johannes T Th˜sse, founder (Waterloopkundig lab Delft)
  • 1898 Lou Holtz, comedian/actor (Follow the Leader)
  • 1899 Percy L Julian, chemist (drugs for treatment of arthritis)
  • 1901 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer (typewriter)
  • 1901 Glenway Wescott, US writer (Apartment in Athens)
  • 1902 Quentin Reynolds, NYC, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI)
  • 1907 Paul Douglas, Phila Pa, actor (Adventure Theater, Clash by Night)
  • 1908 Karel Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto
  • 1910 Anna Magnani, Ital's actress (Awakening, Roma)
  • 1910 Antonio de Sp¡nola, general/president Portugal
  • 1911 Stella Walsh, track star (won 41 AAU track titles)
  • 1912 John Larkin, Oakland Calif, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High)
  • 1913 Oleg Cassini, Paris France, fashion designer for Jackie Kennedy
  • 1916 Alberto Ginastera, Buenos Aires, Argentina, composer (Panambi)
  • 1916 Dan Fortmann, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • 1918 Cameron Mitchell, actor (Hombre, How to Marry a Millionaire)
  • 1918 Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, journalist
  • 1919 Hugh Carey, (Gov-D-NY)
  • 1925 Ethel Kennedy, wife of Bobby
  • 1925 Rik Ku˜pers, Belgian director (Sea gulls die of illness in harbor)
  • 1929 Lawrence Coughlin, (Rep-R-PA, 1969- )
  • 1930 Carl Franklin, Richmond Calif, actor (Fantastic Journey)
  • 1930 Nicholas F Brady, US Secretary of Treasury (1988-93)
  • 1930 W G (Bill) Hefner, (Rep-D-NC, 1975- )
  • 1932 Joel Grey, (Joe Katz), actor (Cabaret, Remo Williams, 7% Solution)
  • 1933 John Sheffield, Pasadena Calif, actor (many Tarzan movies)
  • 1933 Tony Brown, Charleston WV, newsman (Tony Brown's Journal)
  • 1934 Mark Strand, American poet/editor/translator (Another Republic)
  • 1935 Pierre Kartner, (Father Abraham), singer (Smurf Song)
  • 1938 Michael Deaver, politician/influence peddler (S&L scandal)
  • 1939 Louise Lasser, NYC, actress (Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman!)
  • 1941 David Lyle Boren, (Sen-D-OK, 1979- )
  • 1941 Frederick "Rick" Hauck, Long Beach Ca, astr (STS-7, STS 51-A, STS-26)
  • 1942 Anatoli Berezovoi, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-5)
  • 1943 Elmer R Wilsoe, hotel/casino director in Cura‡ao
  • 1947 Peter Riegert, NYC, actor (Animal House, Crossing Delancey)
  • 1948 Ellen Goodman, syndicated columnist (or 1941)
  • 1955 Michele Scarabelli, actress (Jo Santini-Airwolf)
  • 1957 John Castellanos, San Diego Calif, actor (John Silva-Young & Restless
  • 1958 Stuart Adamson, rock vocalist/guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • 1963 Eddy Moya, El Paso Tx, actor
  • 1970 Delroy Pearson, rocker (Five Star-Between the Lines)


Passings for April 11

  • 678 Donus, Italian Pope (676-78), dies
  • 1034 Romanus III Argyrus, Byzantine emperor (1028-34), dies
  • 1500 Michael T Marullus, Greeks poet, drowned
  • 1842 John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies
  • 1875 Heinrich Schwabe, discoverer of 11-year sunspot cycle, dies
  • 1906 Georgi Apollonovitsj, Russian-orthodox clergyman, dies
  • 1906 James A Bailey, circus showman (Barnum & Bailey), dies at 58
  • 1916 Richard Harding Davis, journalist, dies at 52
  • 1921 Augusta Victoria, Queen of Prussia/wife of Emperor Wilhelm II, dies
  • 1921 Virginia O'Brien, LA Calif, actress (Francis in the Navy)
  • 1970 John H O'hara, US journalist/writer (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies
  • 1973 Ted Decorsia, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), dies at 69
  • 1983 Dolores Del Rio, actress (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 78
  • 1987 Erskine Caldwell, novelist (Tobacco Road), dies at 83
  • 1987 Kent Taylor, actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), dies at 79
  • 1987 Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Aushchwitz), dies at 6
  • 1988 Jeff Donnell, actor, dies at 66 of a heart attack
  • 1989 Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist, dies
  • 1992 Eve Merriam, poet, dies of liver cancer at 75
  • 1992 James Brown, actor (Rip-Adv of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 72
  • 1993 Mohammed el-Himi, brigade-general of Egyptian police, murdered
  • 1993 Rachmon Nabijev, President of Tadzjikistan (1973-92), dies at 63


Special events for April 11


  • 672 Deusdedit III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 678 Donus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1471 King Edward IV of England conquers London from Henry VI
  • 1713 Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain
  • 1814 1st abdication of Napoleon; he is exiled to Elba
  • 1856 Battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beats Wm Walker's invading Nicaraguans
  • 1862 Rebels surrender Ft Pulaski, Georgia-Rebels surrender
  • 1863 Battle of Suffolk, VA (Norfleet House)
  • 1865 Battle of Mobile, AL - evacuated by Confederates
  • 1865 Lincoln urges a spirt of generous conciliation during reconstruction
  • 1876 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks organized
  • 1878 J Coggia discovers asteroid #187 Lamberta
  • 1881 River ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River Ont, 180 die
  • 1881 Spelman College founded
  • 1895 Anaheim completes it's new electric light system
  • 1898 President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
  • 1899 Treaty of Paris ratifies; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US
  • 1904 M Wolf discovers asteroid #530 Turandot
  • 1907 NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
  • 1911 Bob Dylan's 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village
  • 1912 Cornerstone of Technion in Haifa Palestine laid
  • 1914 George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," premieres
  • 1921 Iowa imposed 1st state cigarette tax
  • 1921 KDKA broadcast 1st sporting event on radio, a boxing match
  • 1921 Turkestan ASSR established in Russian SFSR
  • 1924 1st men's college swimming championships begin
  • 1924 Socialist win in Denmark
  • 1924 WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • 1925 Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
  • 1926 Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) established in Ghent
  • 1927 Chilean gen Carlos Ib €ez names himself president
  • 1929 KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions
  • 1933 Hermann G”ring becomes premier of Prussia
  • 1936 Detroit Red Wings beat Tor Maple Leafs 3 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
  • 1939 Hungary leaves League of Nations
  • 1941 Germany blitzes Conventry, England
  • 1942 Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized
  • 1943 Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his 1st (single-rotor) craft
  • 1944 RAF bombs census bureau in The Hague
  • 1945 US captures Tsugen Shima
  • 1945 US soldiers liberate Nazi concentration camp "Buchenwald"
  • 1945 US troops conquers Mlheim, Oberhausen, Bochum, Unna, Essen
  • 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in modern major-league baseball
  • 1950 Prince Rainier III becomes ruler of Monaco
  • 1950 US B-29 bombers shot at above Latvia
  • 1951 Pres Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur
  • 1953 Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, & Welfare
  • 1956 French govt sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria
  • 1956 Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites
  • 1957 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires
  • 1957 Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off & land vertically
  • 1958 Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated (SF)
  • 1960 1st weather satellite launched (Tiros 1)
  • 1961 Boston beats St Louis, 4 games to 1, for NBA championship
  • 1961 Israel begins Adolf Eichman WW II crimes trial
  • 1962 New York Mets make a losing debut
  • 1963 John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty
  • 1965 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 & injuring 5,000
  • 1965 Jack Nicklaus scores a record 271 in his 2nd Masters win
  • 1966 Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire
  • 1966 Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st man to win consecutive Masters
  • 1967 F Borngen discovers asteroid #3539 Weimar
  • 1967 Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress & reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr
  • 1968 Pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
  • 1968 WHED TV channel 15 in Hanover, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
  • 1970 Beatles' "Let It Be," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1971 WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 Benjamin L Hooks, named to FCC
  • 1975 JP Parise 11 sec OT goal-Isles 1st playoff advance eliminates Rangers
  • 1978 E F Helin & G Grueff discovers asteroid #3101 Goldberger
  • 1979 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala
  • 1980 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harrassment
  • 1980 Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"
  • 1981 Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him
  • 1981 Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen
  • 1982 Penguins 5-Isles 2-Preliminary-Series tied at 2-2
  • 1983 NASA launches RCA-F
  • 1983 Steve Ballesteros wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament
  • 1984 Challenger astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair
  • 1984 Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth
  • 1985 Caps 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals- Caps hold 2-0 lead
  • 1986 Dodge Morgan sailed solo nonstop around world in 150 days
  • 1986 Halley's Comet makes closest approach to Earth this trip, 63 M km
  • 1986 KXA-AM in Seattle WA changes call letters to KRPM
  • 1987 Yankees score 12 runs in 7th inning vs KC Royals
  • 1990 Angels Mark Langston & Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0
  • 1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
  • 1991 NYC's Museum of Broadcasting becomes "Museum of Radio & Television"
  • 1991 Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) lands
  • 1991 UN Security Council issues formal cease fire with Iraq declaration
  • 1992 Boston Red Sox beat Cleve Indians, 7-5, in 19 innings
  • 1992 Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 (Kimberly Payne
  • 1992 Euro-Disney opens in Paris


Songs for date April 11


  • 04/11/41 --- Wise Old Owl, The (Donahue, Al)
  • 04/11/41 --- Intermezzo (King, Wayne)
  • 04/11/46 --- One-zy Two-zy (Harris, Phil)
  • 04/11/46 --- I'm A Big Girl Now (Kaye, Sammy)
  • 04/11/47 --- Mam'selle (Lund, Art)
  • 04/11/52 --- Kiss Of Fire (Gibbs, Georgia)
  • 04/11/60 --- Stuck On You (Presley, Elvis)
  • 04/11/60 --- Night (Wilson, Jackie)
  • 04/11/64 --- Do You Want To Know A Secret (Beatles)
  • 04/11/64 --- Bits & Pieces (Clark Five, Dave)
  • 04/11/64 --- My Guy (Wells, Mary)
  • 04/11/70 --- Vehicle (Ides Of March)
  • 04/11/81 --- Bette Davis Eyes (Carnes, Kim)
  • 04/11/81 --- Watching The Wheels (Lennon, John)
  • 04/11/81 --- Sukiyaki (Taste Of Honey)
  • 04/11/87 --- Heat Of The Night (Adams, Bryan)
  • 04/11/87 --- Right On Track (Breakfast Club)
  • 04/11/87 --- Big Love (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 04/11/87 --- I Know What I Like (Lewis, Huey & The News)
  • 04/11/87 --- Talk Dirty To Me (Poison)
  • 04/11/92 --- Jump (Kris Kross)
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