What Happened on April 11


Historical Events

1612 – Last public burning at the stake in England – Edward Wrightman for heresy in Lichfield
1895 – Anaheim completes its new electric light system
1936 – First Butlins holiday camp opens in the UK at Ingoldmells, near Skegness
1968 – W Berlin student Rudi Dutschke seriously wounded at demonstration
1992 – BPAA US Open by Robert Lawrence
2015 – Amy Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

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Famous Birthdays

1854 – Hugh Massie, Australian cricket batsman and captain (9 Tests; NSW), born in Port Fairy, Australia (d. 1938)
1913 – Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (for Jackie Kennedy), born in Paris, France (d. 2006)
1933 – Tony Brown, American journalist (Tony Brown’s Journal), born in Charleston, West Virginia
1960 – Jeremy Clarkson, English motoring journalist, broadcaster and TV presenter (Top Gear, The Grand Tour), born in Doncaster, England
1969 – Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer, born in Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
1979 – Josh Server, American actor (All That), born in Highland Park, Illinois

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Famous Deaths

1902 – General Jacobus Potgieter, South African Boer commander, dies in Second Boer War Battle of Rooiwal, South African Republic
1921 – Augusta Victoria, Queen of Prussia, wife of Emperor Wilhelm II, dies at 62
1934 – John Collier, English painter (Lady Godiva) and writer, dies at 84
1980 – Charlotte Henry, American actress (Alice in Wonderland; Babes In Toyland; Jungle Menace), dies of cancer at 66
2006 – Proof [DeShaun Holton], American rapper (D12), shot to death in billiard game dispute at 32
2019 – Frances Swem Anderson, American technologist (nuclear medicine), dies at 105

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