On This Day — April 11th


April 11 is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 264 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).


1689 – William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Great Britain.

1814 – The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed, ending the War of the Sixth Coalition, and forcing Napoleon to abdicate as ruler of France and sending him into exile on Elba.

1913 – The Nevill Ground’s pavilion was destroyed in the only suffragette arson attack on a cricket ground.

1945 – World War II: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.

1968 – Rudi Dutschke, the most prominent leader of the German student movement, survived an assassination attempt, which led to the largest protests to that date in Germany.

1993 – Inmates at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Lucasville, Ohio, U.S., rioted and took over the facility for 11 days.

Celebrity Birthdays

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson turns 58

Welsh Singer Cerys Matthews turns 48

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio turns 37

Game of Thrones Actor Will Tudor turns 31

Actress Dakota Blue Richards turns 24

Footballer Dele Alli turns 22

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