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200468th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 279

196529th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271

1865Abraham Lincoln urges a spirit of generous conciliation during reconstruction

198860th Academy Awards - "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win

2012Billionaire Warren Buffett is diagnosed with prostate cancer

1996"King & I" premieres at Neil Simon Theater in NYC for 781 perform

1957Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires

1933Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia

1963John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty

1975Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee player (Brewer)

1981Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1961Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village

1917Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox

1900The first modern submarine designed and built by John Philip Holland is purchased by the U.S. Navy

20142014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens

198347th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280

1968President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act

1955The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

2006Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.

1814Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba

197640th Golf Masters Championship: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271

201074th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 272

1967Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" premieres

196630th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 288

1951US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur

19891st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia

1981Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him

1980Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"

198355th Academy Awards - "Gandhi", Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win

1914George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" premieres

April 11th Historical Events
Date Event
491
Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. 
672
Deusdedit III begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1079
Bishop Stanislaus of Krakow is executed by order of Bolesław II of Poland. 
1471
King Edward IV of England conquers London from Henry VI 
1512
Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars 
1551
English premier John Dudley appointed duke of Northumberland 
1564
England & France sign Peace of Troyes 
1564
Liege prince-bishop Robert van Bergen resigns 
1567
Dutch prince William of Orange flees from Antwerp to Breda 
1579
Venlo joins Union of Utrecht 
1580
Drenthe joins Union of Utrecht 
1677
Battle at Montcassel, French troops beat Prince William III 
1689
William III & Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain 
1713
Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain - English, Prussian, Savoois, Portuguese & French peace treaty 
1775
The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place. 
1801
Johann von Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans" premieres in Leipzig 
1814
Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba 
1828
Foundation of Bahia Blanca. 
1830
Robert Schumann attends piano concerto by Paganini 
1848
Hungary becomes constitutional monarchy under king Ferdinand of Aust 
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
Abraham Lincoln urges a spirit of generous conciliation during reconstruction 
1868
The Shogunate is abolished in Japan. 
1876
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks organizes 
1876
Sir Charles Gordon ends religious tolerance in Sudan 
1881
River ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River, Ontario, 180 die 
1881
Spelman College founded 
1888
The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated. 
1890
Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station 
1891
8 year old Jewish tailor's daughter disappears in Greece, rumor spreads that she was a Christian girl ritually killed by Jews 
1895
Anaheim completes its new electric light system 
1898
President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration 
1899
Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US 
1900
US Navy's 1st submarine made its debut 
1900
The first modern submarine designed and built by John Philip Holland is purchased by the U.S. Navy 
1902
Battle at Rooiwal, South-Africa 
1907
NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards 
1912
RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for NY 
1912
Cornerstone of Technion in Haifa Palestine laid 
1912
The British Parliament introduce a Irish home rule bill, granting Ireland its own bicameral parliament and be required to send a representative to the British House of Commons; Protestants in Ulster resist 
1914
George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" premieres 
1914
Mexican President Huerta breaks off diplomatic relations with the US 
1917
Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox 
1919
The International Labour Organization is founded. 
1921
Iowa imposed 1st state cigarette tax 
1921
KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee) 
1921
Turkestan ASSR forms in Russian SFSR 
1921
First sports broadcast on the radio takes place. 
1921
The Emirate of Transjordan is created. 
1924
1st men's college swimming championships begin 
1924
Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections 
1924
WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions 
1925
Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco 
1926
Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent 
1927
Chilean gen Carlos Ibáñez names himself president 
1929
KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions 
1929
Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam 
1933
Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia 
1936
Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC 
1936
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1 
1939
Hungary leaves League of Nations 
1941
Germany blitzes Conventry, England 
1941
Jewish Weekly newspaper taken control by Nazis 
1941
Nazi occupiers in Netherlands confiscate Jewish assets 
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
Allied troops liberate Basket-Compascuum 
1945
SS burns & shoots 1,100 at Gardelegen 
1945
US captures Tsugen Shima 
1945
US soldiers liberate Nazi concentration camp "Buchenwald" 
1945
US troops conquers Mulheim, Oberhausen, Bochum, Unna, Essen 
1948
12th Golf Masters Championship: Claude Harmon wins, shooting a 279 
1950
Prince Rainier III becomes ruler of Monaco 
1950
US B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia 
1951
US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur 
1952
The Battle of Nanri island takes place. 
1953
Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, & Welfare 
1954
Marlene Bauer wins LPGA New Orleans Golf Open 
1955
Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted 
1955
The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang. 
1956
French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria 
1956
Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater in racial incident 
1957
Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires 
1957
Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off & land vertically 
1957
Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule. 
1958
Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated (SF) 
1959
"Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances 
1959
Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR 
1959
Dutch prince Bernhard visits Lockheed factory 
1961
Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem 
1961
Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village 
1961
15th NBA Championship: Bos Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 1 
1961
Adolf Eichmann trial begins in Israel 
1961
Austrian 4th & last government of Raab resigns 
1961
Israel begins Adolf Eichmann WW II crimes trial 
1962
New York Mets make a losing debut 
1963
John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty 
1963
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1963
Warren Spahn beats Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty) 
1964
"Anyone Can Whistle" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 9 perfs 
1965
29th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271 
1965
40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 & injuring 5,000 
1966
30th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 288 
1966
Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire 
1967
"Illya Darling" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 320 perfs 
1967
Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress & reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr 
1967
Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" premieres 
1968
Polish Marshal Spychalski succeeds Ochab as president 
1968
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act 
1968
W Berlin student Rudi Dutschke seriously wounded at demonstration 
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 
1970
SF beats Cincinnati 2-1, only day Reds aren't in 1st place in 1970 
1971
"Johnny Johnson" opens/closes at Edison Theater NYC for 1 performance 
1971
35th Golf Masters Championship: Charles Coody wins, shooting a 279 
1971
WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting 
1972
Benjamin L Hooks, named to FCC 
1972
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1974
WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested 
1975
Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee player (Brewer) 
1975
JP Parise 11 sec OT goal-Isles 1st playoff advance eliminates Rangers 
1976
40th Golf Masters Championship: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271 
1976
The Apple I is created. 
1977
Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 mile 
1979
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala 
1980
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harassment 
1980
Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up" 
1981
Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1981
Race riot in London area of Brixton 
1981
Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him 
1982
46th Golf Masters Championship: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284 
1982
Penguins 5-Isles 2-Preliminary-Series tied at 2-2 
1983
3rd Golden Raspberry Awards: Inchon! wins 
1983
47th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280 
1983
55th Academy Awards - "Gandhi", Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win 
1983
NASA launches RCA-F 
1983
In the first 'supergrass' trial in Northern Ireland, fourteen Ulster Volunteer Force members are jailed for a total of two hundred years 
1984
Challenger astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair 
1984
Chinese troops invade Vietnam 
1984
Gen Sec Konstantin U Chernenko named pres of Soviet Union 
1984
Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth 
1984
USSR party leader Chernenko elected president 
1985
Caps 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals- Caps hold 2-0 lead 
1986
A Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in NYC for $22,000 
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 
1987
Zoja Ivanova wins 2nd female World Cup marathon (2:30:39) 
1988
Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens 
1988
60th Academy Awards - "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win 
1989
1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia 
1989
Flyers, scores short-handed into an empty net beating Caps 8-5 
1990
Angels Mark Langston & Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0 
1990
NY Lotto pays $35 million to two winner (#s are 6-14-24-32-34-51) 
1990
NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary 
1990
Customs officers in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq. 
1991
"Miss Saigon" opens at Broadway Theater NYC 
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
BPAA US Open by Robert Lawrence 
1992
Euro-Disney opens near Paris 
1992
Indians set team record for long game loss to Red Sox (19 inn - 6½ hr) 
1992
Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3 
1993
57th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 277 
1993
Jeff Rouse swims world record 100m backstroke (51.43 sec) 
1993
Kirsan Ilumzjinov installed as president of Kalmukkie 
1993
450 prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to prison conditions, as well as the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis) against their religious beliefs. It was Easter Sunday. 
1996
"King & I" premieres at Neil Simon Theater in NYC for 781 perform 
1996
Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season 
1999
63rd Golf Masters Championship: José María Olazábal wins, shooting a 280 
2000
AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open. 
2001
The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter is released. 
2002
The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia. 
2002
An attempted coup d'état takes place in Venezuela against President Hugo Chávez . 
2004
68th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 279 
2005
39th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson & Kenny Chesney wins 
2006
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium. 
2007
2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others. 
2010
74th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 272 
2011
Minsk Metro bombing 
2012
8.6 magnitude earth quack and 8.2 aftershock occurs off the coast of Indonesia 
2012
2011 London riot looter is jailed for 11 years after starting a fire at a furniture retailer 
2012
South Korean legislative elections result in the governing Saenuri Party retaining governance 
2012
Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, resigns and calls an election for May 6 
2012
Billionaire Warren Buffett is diagnosed with prostate cancer 
2013
14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico 
2013
57 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Daraa Governorate, Syria 
2013
Two women are beheaded for sorcery in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea 
2013
Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China 
2014
2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens 
2016
Warriors Tie Record With 72nd Win, End Spurs' Home Streak 
2016
Egypt Gives Saudi Arabia 2 Islands in a Show of Gratitude 
2016
Kerry joins other G7 foreign ministers at Hiroshima A-bomb museum 
2016
N Korea senior intelligence officer 'defects to South' 
2017
Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout 
2017
California gunman kills wife, self as she teaches class; student also dead 
2017
White House threatens Syria with more strikes if chemical weapons are used 
2017
Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors 
2017
Man filmed being dragged off United flight causes outrage in China 
2017
Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As 9th Justice On The Supreme Court 
2017
US, Mexico, Canada join to launch 2026 World Cup bid 
2017
North Korea issues warning as US strike group heads to Korean Peninsula 
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