April 11 events in history

491 Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I
1079 Bishop Stanislaus of Kraków is executed by order of Bolesław II of Poland
1241 Batu Khan defeats Béla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi
1512 War of the League of Cambrai: French forces led by Gaston de Foix win the Battle of Ravenna
1544 French forces defeat a Spanish army at the Battle of Ceresole
1689 William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain
1713 War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War): Treaty of Utrecht
1727 Premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion BWV 244b at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
1809 Battle of the Basque Roads Naval battle fought between France and the United Kingdom
1814 The Treaty of Fontainebleau ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, and forces him to abdicate unconditionally for the first time
1856 Battle of Rivas: Juan Santamaria burns down the hostel where William Walker's filibusters are holed up
1868 Former Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu surrenders Edo Castle to Imperial forces, marking the end of the Tokugawa shogunate
1876 The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized
1881 Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women
1888 The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated
1908 SMS Blücher, the last armored cruiser to be built by the German Imperial Navy, launches
1909 The city of Tel Aviv is founded
1913 The Nevill Ground's pavilion is destroyed in a suffragette arson attack becoming the only cricket ground to be attacked by suffragettes
1919 The International Labour Organization is founded
1921 Emir Abdullah establishes the first centralised government in the newly created British protectorate of Transjordan
1945 World War II: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp
1951 Korean War: President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea
1951 The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey
1952 The Battle of Nanri Island takes place
1955 The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang
1957 United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean self-rule
1961 The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem
1963 Pope John XXIII issues Pacem in Terris, the first encyclical addressed to all instead of to Catholics alone
1965 The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people
1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing
1970 Apollo 13 is launched
1972 First edition of the BBC comedy panel game I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is broadcast, one of the longest running British radio shows in history
1976 The Apple I is created
1977 London Transport's Silver Jubilee buses are launched
1979 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed
1981 A massive riot in Brixton, South London, results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries
1987 The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan
1989 Ron Hextall becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to score a goal in the playoffs
1990 Customs officers in Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq
1993 Four hundred fifty prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to prison conditions, as well as the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis) against their religious beliefs
2001 The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, China after a collision with a J-8 fighter, is released
2002 The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia
2002 Over two hundred thousand people marched in Caracas towards the Presidential Palace of Miraflores, to demand the resignation of president Hugo Chávez. 19 of the protesters are killed, and the Minister of Defense Gral. Lucas Rincon announces Hugo Chávez resignation on national TV
2006 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium
2007 2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers kill 33 people and wound a further 222 others
2011 An explosion in the Minsk Metro, Belarus kills 15 people and injures 204 others
2012 An 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia, off northern Sumatra at a depth of 16.4 km. A tsunami hits the island of Nias at Indonesia