April 11th

2015
Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution.
Cuban thaw
2007
Charges were dropped against three former Duke University lacrosse players who were falsely accused of rape.
Duke lacrosse case
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.
Nuclear program of Iran
2003
American troops took the northern Iraqi city of Mosul without a fight.
Battle of Mosul (2004)
2002
U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Ohio, was convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks from businessmen and his own staff.
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.
Idi Amin
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.
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
1968
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act.
Civil Rights Act of 1968
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.
Adolf Eichmann
1951
President Harry S. Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command in the Far East.
President Truman's relief of General Douglas MacArthur
1945
American soldiers liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.
Buchenwald concentration camp
1921
Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax.
Cigarette taxes in the United States
1899
The treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect.
Treaty of Paris (1898)
1898
President William McKinley asked Congress for a declaration of war against Spain.
United States declaration of war upon Spain
1868
The Shogunate is abolished in Japan.
Meiji Restoration
1814
Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba.
Napoleon
1783
Hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War.
1783 in Great Britain
1689
William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.
William III of England
1512
Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars.
Battle of Ravenna (1512)