What Happened on Apr 11

  • Marquess De Barbé-Marbois Offers Livingston All Of Louisiana

    The failure of his plans for the re-enslaving of the freed population of Haiti led Bonaparte to abandon his plans to rebuild France's New World... Read more

  • Siege of Suffolk

    The Siege of Suffolk was fought around Suffolk, Virginia, from April 11 to May 4, 1863, during the American Civil War. Background In 1863 Lt.... Read more

  • U.S. Navy Acquires Its First Submarine

    On April 11, 1900, the U.S. Navy acquired its first submarine, designed by Irish immigrant John P. Holland. Propelled by gasoline while on the... Read more

  • "The Champion" (film) is Released

    The Champion is a comedy film released in 1915 by Essanay Studios, starring Charlie Chaplin alongside Edna Purviance and Leo White. Essanay... Read more

  • "The Tramp" (film) is Released

    The Tramp was Charlie Chaplin's sixth film for Essanay Studios in 1915. Directed by Chaplin, it was the fifth and last film made at Essanay's... Read more

  • Detroit Red Wings win Stanley Cup

    The 1936 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. This was Detroit's second... Read more

  • Battle of Vevi (1941)

    The Klidi Pass is between 100 metres (0.062 mi) and 500 metres (0.31 mi) wide, a winding defile, with steep, rocky and treeless sides up to 1,000... Read more

  • Battle of Yenangyaung

    It was now essential to deny the oil fields at Yenangyaung to the Japanese some 100 miles north of Prome. The allied lines of defence were planned... Read more

  • "Monsieur Verdoux" (film) is Released

    Monsieur Verdoux is a 1947 black comedy film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux,... Read more

  • "Monsieur Verdoux" Is Released

    Monsieur Verdoux is a 1947 black comedy film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux,... Read more

  • Air India's Kashmir Princess Crashes

    The Air-India Constellation (named "Kashmir Princess") departed Hong Kong at 04:25 GMT for a flight to Jakarta. On board were Chinese and east... Read more

  • "Marty" Is Released

    Marty is a teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky which was telecast live May 24, 1953 on The Goodyear Television Playhouse with Rod Steiger in the title... Read more

  • Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak of 1965

    A wide outbreak of 37 tornadoes killed 256 people, mostly in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana on Palm Sunday 1965. This was deadliest tornado outbreak... Read more

  • Battle of Xa Cam My

    The Battle of Xa Cam My was a battle of the Vietnam War fought over two days from April 11 to April 12, 1966. Originally planned as a U.S.... Read more

  • Bob Goalby wins the 32nd Masters Tournament

    Bob Goalby scored birdies on Nos. 13 and 14, and an eagle on No. 15 to record a final round 66. It appeared he and Roberto DeVicenzo would hold a... Read more

  • Apollo 13 Mission

    Apollo 13 was the third manned mission by NASA intended to land on the moon, but a mid-mission technical malfunction forced the lunar landing to be... Read more

  • "Scenes From A Marriage" Is Released

    Scenes from a Marriage (Swedish: Scener ur ett äktenskap) is a 1973 Swedish film and mini-series written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. The story... Read more

  • Gary Player wins the 38th Masters Tournament

    Gary Player won the 1974 Masters, the second of three Masters titles he would collect in his career, and the seventh of his nine career major... Read more

  • Kiryat Shmona massacre

    On 11 April 1974, three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command crossed the Israeli border from Lebanon.... Read more

  • 55th Academy Awards

    The 55th Academy Awards were presented April 11, 1983 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Liza... Read more

  • Savatage release Sirens

    Sirens is Savatage's debut album, originally recorded in 1980 but released in 1983. It is much heavier than later Savatage albums, being closer to... Read more

  • Bernhard Langer wins the 49th Masters Tournament

    Playing in only his third Masters, Bernhard Langer used weekend rounds of 68-68 to become the Tournament's third international champion. Despite an... Read more

  • "A Room With A View" Is Released

    A Room with a View is a 1986 Merchant Ivory Productions' feature film, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. The film was directed by James... Read more

  • 60th Academy Awards

    The 60th Academy Awards were presented April 11, 1988 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was the first to be held... Read more

  • "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" by Iron Maiden Is Released

    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is a concept album by heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1988 as the band's seventh studio album on EMI in... Read more