On This Day

11th April

1945 – The Buchenwald concentration camp, one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps on German soil, was liberated.

1951 – The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, was found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalists from its place in Westminster Abbey.

1957 - Britain agreed to self-rule in Singapore.

1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing. One week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

1968 – German student leader Rudi Dutschke is shot in Berlin.

1976 – The Apple I was created.

1979 – Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was deposed.

1981 – A huge riot in Brixton, South London, resulted in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries.

1987 – Primo Levi, Italian chemist and author died.

2001 – Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian died.

2002 – The Ghriba synagogue was bombed by Al Qaeda, murdering 21 people in Tunisia.

2006 – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran had successfully enriched uranium.

2007 - Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others. The Al-Qaeda group in the Maghreb claimed responsibility for the two attacks. A group was formally known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC)???!!!

2007 – Kurt Vonnegut, American author died.

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