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Importance of 11th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 11th April special in the world history.

2001
Death of Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian and singer.
Great Britain
1979
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was deposed
Uganda
1947
Death of Louise Peete, executed for a second murder - she served 18 years for the first. No less than 4 or her husbands also committed suicide - some lady!
United States
1909
Joan of Arc was beatified by Pope Pius X
France
1908
Birth of Dan Maskell, British tennis player, coach and commentator .
Great Britain
1908
Birth of Leo Rosten, Polish-born American author and screenwriter .
Poland
1905
Einstein publishes Special Theory of Relativity (see 1916)
United States
1890
Death of Joseph Merrick, better know as the Elephant Man.
Great Britain
1888
Inauguration of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
Netherlands
1775
Death of Anna Maria Schwiigel, the last person to be executed in Germany for Witchcraft.
Germany
1727
First performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion.
Germany
1689
William III and Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain
Great Britain
1670
Execution of Major Thomas Weir & Jean, his sister. An upright couple who shocked Edinburgh when he announced that they were sexual partners and he owned a Satanic walking stick.
Great Britain
1644
Battle of Selby, a victory for the Roundheads in the English Civil War
Great Britain
1240
Death of Llwelyn the Great, King of Gwynedd
Great Britain
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