April 11: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On April 11, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 11th of April is the 101st day of the Gregorian calendar, and it commemorates the founding of Tel Aviv, Israel, the launch of Apollo 13 (the third manned mission to the moon), and the invention of the Apple I.

The 11th of April falls under the sign of Aries. Alessandra Ambrosio, Kelli Garner, and Joss Stone are all born on April 11th. National Pet Day is celebrated on April 11th.


(April 11, 1814)
Napoleon was facing an invasion of France by troops determined on his overthrow on this day in 1814, during the Napoleonic wars, and, pressed by his own officers, abdicated unconditionally at Fontainebleau.


(April 11, 1951)
General Douglas MacArthur was relieved of command of UN and US forces during the Korean War by US President Harry S. Truman.

(April 11, 1953)
Andrew John Wiles, a mathematician who devised a proof for Fermat's final theorem, was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

(April 11, 1961)
Adolf Eichmann's trial began in Jerusalem and ended eight months later with the sole death sentence ever given by an Israeli court.

(April 11, 1979)
As Tanzanian-led forces approached Kampala, Ugandan President Idi Amin, dubbed "Butcher of Uganda" for his brutality, fled the nation.

(Died on April 11, 2020)
John Horton Conway, English mathematician (b. 1937).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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