On This Day in History, April 11

National Pet Day is observed on April 11. So get down on the floor and give your furry friend some love. You can also take some pet quiz such as Dog trivia or learn facts about cats e.t.c.

While you are at it, brush your history knowledge with these major events of April 11.

  • 1803-A twin-screw propeller steamboat was patented by John Stevens.
  • 1876– John C. Zachos patented the stenotype.
  • 1899-The treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect.
  • 1921-Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax.
  • 1951-President Harry S Truman fired General Douglas MacArthur as commander of United Nations and US forces following his public statement that advocated for an attack on mainland China if Communist forces had not laid down their arms in Korea.
  • 1957-The British government allowed the island colony of Singapore to govern itself under a new constitution agreed upon in London.
  • 1968-U.S. President Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.
  • 1980-The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued regulations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors.
  • 1981-In the Brixton area of London, a race riot erupted that resulted in the injury of more than 300 people.
  • 1985-Scientists in Hawaii measured the distance between the earth and moon within one inch.
  • 1996-Forty-three African nations signed the African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty.
  • 1996-Israel carried out a series of airstrikes on Hezbollah targets in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
  • 1999-Daouda Malam Wanke became the president of Niger after President Ibrahim Baré was assassinated.
  • 2006-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that his country had succeeded in enriching uranium on a small scale for the first time.
  • 2006-The Amsterdam Historical Museum showed an exhibition of Anne Frank’s private letters.
  • 2006-Israel’s Cabinet declared Prime Minister Ariel Sharon permanently incapacitated, officially ending his five-year tenure.
  • 2007-Apple announced that the iTunes Store had sold more than two million movies.
  • 2012-Ahmed Ben Bella, the first president of independent Algeria, died on this day at the age of ninety-five.
  • 2013-Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mazda announced that they would be recalling a total of 3.4 million vehicles worldwide due to a defective part in airbags.
  • 2014-Car manufacturer BMW announced plans to recall 165,000 vehicles sold in the United States because of defective bolts.

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