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.
Births On This Day – April 11
1987 Joss Stone
English singer-songwriter, actress
1960 Jeremy Clarkson
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
Deaths On This Day – April 11
2013 Maria Tallchief
2007 Kurt Vonnegut
1987 Primo Levi
Italian chemist, author
1985 Enver Hoxha
Albanian politician, Prime Minister of Albania
1983 Dolores del Río