April 11, 2012. Wednesday…here’s what we had happen today in years past…
1876 – The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized.
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.
1961 – The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
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.
1976 – The Apple I is created.
1979 – Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed.
1993 – 450 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.
2006 – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
1964 – Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player
1983 – Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (b. 1905)
1992 – James Brown, American actor (b. 1920)
2007 – Kurt Vonnegut Jr., American author (b. 1922)