On This Day In History, 11 April


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World Events Today

  • The first desktop Apple Computer, designed and built by the co-founder Steve Wozniak, was released today in 1976, it was soon replaced with the Apple 2
  • The main day of the 3 day riot in Brixton, South London, occurred today in 1981, it was dubbed “Bloody Saturday” by the media
  • The President of the United States, Barack Obama, met the President of Cuba, Raúl Castro, in Panama today in 2015, the first meeting of its kind since the Cuban Revolution began over 60 years before

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American golfer Jack Nicklaus, won the 30th US Masters Tournament today in 1966, it made him the first ever back-to-back champion
  • Frank Sinatra recorded Strangers in the Night today in 1966, it was the title song for the album of the same name
  • The American superhero movie The Avengers, premiered today in 2012 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

Family Events Today

  • The American hitman Richard Kuklinski, who claimed to have murdered more than 100 people, was born today in 1935 in New Jersey
  • The English broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Clarkson, best known for co-presenting the Top Gear motoring programme, was born today in 1960 in Doncaster
  • Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better known as the English singer-songwriter Joss Stone, was born today in 1987 in Kent

Main Event Today

  • The trial of the captured SS officer Otto Adolf Eichmann, one of the major organizers of the Holocaust, started today in 1961 before a special tribunal of the Jerusalem District Court

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Cheese Fondue Day

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