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On this day in history - April 11

What Happened On This Day – April 11

  • 2006 President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has enriched uranium

    The Iranian nuclear program has become a source of great controversy. Several countries, some of them possessing nuclear weapons themselves, accuse Tehran of developing an Iranian atom bomb.

  • 2006 Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano is arrested

    Provenzano was one of Cosa Nostra's central figures. The mafioso was arrested near Corleone, Sicily after 40 years on the run.

  • 1979 Uganda's dictator Idi Amin is overthrown

    The despot's 8-year rule was characterized by extensive human rights abuse and repression. According to estimates, hundreds of thousands were killed as a result of his actions.

  • 1972 The first episode of I'm sorry I haven't a clue is aired

    The BBC's classic comedy show, which was chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton until his death in 2008, is one of the longest-running British radio shows of all time.

  • 1961 The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins

    The ex-Nazi was one of the main organizers of the Holocaust, in which millions of people were slaughtered. He was hanged for war crimes in 1962.

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Births On This Day,
April 11

  • 1987 Joss Stone

    English singer-songwriter, actress

  • 1960 Jeremy Clarkson

    English journalist

  • 1913 Oleg Cassini

    French/American fashion designer

  • 1893 Dean Acheson

    American lawyer, politician, 51st United States Secretary of State

  • 1722 Christopher Smart

    English actor, playwright, poet

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Deaths On This Day,
April 11

  • 2013 Maria Tallchief

    American ballerina

  • 2007 Kurt Vonnegut

    American author

  • 1987 Primo Levi

    Italian chemist, author

  • 1985 Enver Hoxha

    Albanian politician, Prime Minister of Albania

  • 1983 Dolores del Río

    Mexican actress