• 1512 Events: —Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat the Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars
  • 1783 Events: — Hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War
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Today in History April 11

Today in History April 11

  • 1814 Events: — Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates unconditionally and he is exiled to the island of Elba in the Mediterranean
  • 1868 Events: — The Shogunate is abolished in Japan
  • 1955 Events: — Chartered Air India plane the “Kashmir Princess” is bombed and crashes into the South China Sea in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by a Kuomintang secret agent
  • 1968 Events: — US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
  • 1979 Events: — Tanzanian army captures Kampala, the capital of Uganda forcing Ugandan dictator Idi Amin to flee into exile in Libya
  • 2015 Events: — Barack Obama and Raúl Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution
  • 2019 Events: — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir overthrown and arrested by the army in Khartoum after 29 years in power

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