On this day

In 2002, More than two hundred thousand people marched in Caracas towards the Presidential Palace demanding the resignation of President Hugo Chávez. Nineteen protesters were killed. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 11 April?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 2002, More than two hundred thousand people marched in Caracas towards the Presidential Palace demanding the resignation of President Hugo Chávez. Nineteen protesters were killed. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 11 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 11 APRIL

2012 | A pair of great earthquakes occurred in the Wharton Basin west of Sumatra in Indonesia. The maximum Mercalli intensity of this strike-slip doublet earthquake was VII (Very strong). Ten people were killed, twelve were injured, and a non-destructive tsunami was observed on the island of Nias.

2011| An explosion in the Minsk Metro, Belarus killed 15 people and 204 others were injured.

2006 | Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Iran’s claim to enrich uranium enrichment.

2002 | Al-Qaeda bombed the Ghriba synagogue and killed 21 people in Tunisia.

2002 | More than two hundred thousand people marched in Caracas towards the Presidential Palace on this day demanding the resignation of President Hugo Chávez. Nineteen protesters were killed.

2001 | The detained crew of a U.S. EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, China after colliding with a J-8 fighter, were released.

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BIRTHDAYS

1974 | English actress, Zöe Lucker.

1975 | Czech tennis player, Olga Hostáková.

1955 | American basketball player and coach, Micheal Ray Richardson.

1928 | Hungarian-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor, Tommy Tycho, died in 2013.

1931 | Welsh rugby player, and coach, Lewis Jones.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2007 | Scottish-American colonel, Ronald Speirs, 87.

2003 | English-American geophysicist and businessman, founded Texas Instruments, Cecil Howard Green, 103.

1983 | Mexican actress, Dolores del Río, 79.

2005 | Romanian-French cartoonist, painter, and sculptor, André François, 90.

2012 | American bishop, Agustin Roman, 84.

SPORTS

1959 | Wolves’ Billy Wright was England’s first and first player in the world reaching his 100th international appearance on this day in England’s 1-0 win over Scotland at Wembley Stadium.

ENTERTAINMENT

2015 | The first release of “Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism” in Canada was on this day.

AFRICA FACT

The second-largest producer of crude oil in Africa is Angola (after Nigeria) and the 14th largest in the world.