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Thursday 11 April 2019 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

Events

  • 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.
  • 1963 – Pope John XXIII issues Pacem in terris, the first encyclical addressed to all Christians instead of only Catholics.
  • 1945 – World War II: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.
  • 1921 – Emir Abdullah establishes the first centralised government in the newly created British protectorate of Transjordan.
  • 1909 – The city of Tel Aviv is founded.
  • 1881 – Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women.
  • 1814 – The Treaty of Fontainebleau ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, and forces him to abdicate unconditionally for the first time.

Births

  • 1989 – Torrin Lawrence, American sprinter (d. 2014)
  • 1984 – Kelli Garner, American actress
  • 1980 – Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Josh Hancock, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1974 – Trot Nixon, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Jennifer Esposito, American actress
  • 1972 – Balls Mahoney, American wrestler (d. 2016)
  • 1972 – Jason Varitek, American baseball player and manager
  • 1966 – Steve Scarsone, American baseball player and manager
  • 1964 – Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player and coach
  • 1964 – Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist
  • 1964 – Steve Azar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1961 – Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1993)
  • 1961 – Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, producer, and musician
  • 1959 – Ana María Polo, Cuban-American lawyer and judge
  • 1955 – Kevin Brady, American lawyer and politician
  • 1955 – Michael Callen, American singer-songwriter and AIDS activist (d. 1993)
  • 1955 – Micheal Ray Richardson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1954 – Willie Royster, American baseball player (d. 2015)
  • 1952 – Nancy Honeytree, American singer and guitarist
  • 1950 – Bill Irwin, American actor and clown
  • 1947 – Frank Mantooth, American pianist and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1947 – Peter Riegert, American actor, screenwriter and film director
  • 1946 – Chris Burden, American sculptor, illustrator, and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1944 – John Milius, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Harley Race, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1941 – Ellen Goodman, American journalist and author
  • 1940 – Thomas Harris, American author and screenwriter
  • 1939 – Louise Lasser, American actress
  • 1939 – Luther Johnson, American singer and guitarist
  • 1938 – Gerry Baker, American soccer player and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1938 – Michael Deaver, American politician, Deputy White House Chief of Staff (d. 2007)
  • 1938 – Reatha King, American chemist and businesswoman
  • 1935 – Richard Berry, American singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1934 – Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Tony Brown, American journalist and academic
  • 1932 – Joel Grey, American actor, singer, and dancer
  • 1930 – Anton LaVey, American occultist, founded the Church of Satan (d. 1997)
  • 1930 – Nicholas F. Brady, American businessman and politician, 68th United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1928 – Edwin Pope, American journalist and author (d. 2017)
  • 1928 – Ethel Kennedy, American philanthropist
  • 1926 – David Manker Abshire, American commander and diplomat, United States Permanent Representative to NATO (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman, founded Quebecor (d. 1997)
  • 1923 – George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (d. 1980)
  • 1921 – Jim Hearn, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1920 – William Royer, American soldier and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1917 – David Westheimer, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2005)
  • 1916 – Howard W. Koch, American director and producer (d. 2001)
  • 1914 – Dorothy Lewis Bernstein, American mathematician (d. 1988)
  • 1913 – Oleg Cassini, French-American fashion designer (d. 2006)
  • 1912 – John Levy, American bassist and businessman (d. 2012)
  • 1908 – Jane Bolin, American lawyer and judge (d. 2007)
  • 1908 – Leo Rosten, Polish-American author and academic (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Masaru Ibuka, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (d. 1997)
  • 1907 – Paul Douglas, American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1906 – Dale Messick, American author and illustrator (d. 2005)
  • 1899 – Percy Lavon Julian, African-American chemist and academic (d. 1975)
  • 1893 – Dean Acheson, American lawyer and politician, 51st United States Secretary of State (d. 1971)
  • 1869 – Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor, designed the Nobel Peace Prize medal (d. 1943)
  • 1867 – Mark Keppel, American educator (d. 1928)
  • 1862 – Charles Evans Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 44th United States Secretary of State (d. 1948)
  • 1862 – William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer and academic (d. 1938)
  • 1794 – Edward Everett, English-American educator and politician, 15th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1865)
  • 1721 – David Zeisberger, Czech-American clergyman and missionary (d. 1808)

Deaths

  • 2017 – J. Geils, American singer and guitarist (b. 1946)
  • 2015 – Jimmy Gunn, American football player (b. 1948)
  • 2014 – Bill Henry, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Jesse Winchester, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Lou Hudson, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Myer S. Kripke, American rabbi and scholar (b. 1914)
  • 2013 – Don Blackman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1953)
  • 2013 – Grady Hatton, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Hilary Koprowski, Polish-American virologist and immunologist (b. 1916)
  • 2013 – Jonathan Winters, American comedian, actor and screenwriter (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Maria Tallchief, American ballerina (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Agustin Roman, American bishop (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Hal McKusick, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and flute player (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Tippy Dye, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
  • 2011 – Larry Sweeney, American wrestler and manager (b. 1981)
  • 2008 – Merlin German, American sergeant (b. 1985)
  • 2007 – Janet McDonald, American lawyer and author (b. 1954)
  • 2007 – Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Ronald Speirs, Scottish-American colonel (b. 1920)
  • 2007 – Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor and director (b. 1922)
  • 2006 – June Pointer, American singer (b. 1953)
  • 2003 – Cecil Howard Green, English-American geophysicist and businessman, founded Texas Instruments (b. 1900)
  • 1999 – William H. Armstrong, American author and educator (b. 1911)
  • 1996 – Jessica Dubroff, American pilot (b. 1988)
  • 1992 – Eve Merriam, American author and poet (b. 1916)
  • 1992 – James Brown, American actor and singer (b. 1920)
  • 1991 – Walker Cooper, American baseball player and manager (b. 1915)
  • 1987 – Erskine Caldwell, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1903)
  • 1981 – Caroline Gordon, American author and critic (b. 1895)
  • 1970 – Cathy O'Donnell, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1970 – John O'Hara, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1905)
  • 1967 – Thomas Farrell, American general (b. 1891)
  • 1962 – George Poage, American hurdler and educator (b. 1880)
  • 1954 – Paul Specht, American violinist and bandleader (b. 1895)
  • 1953 – Kid Nichols, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
  • 1926 – Luther Burbank, American botanist and academic (b. 1849)
  • 1916 – Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (b. 1864)
  • 1906 – Francis Pharcellus Church, American journalist and publisher, co-founded Armed Forces Journal and The Galaxy Magazine (b. 1839)
  • 1906 – James Anthony Bailey, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (b. 1847)
  • 1902 – Wade Hampton III, American general and politician, 77th Governor of South Carolina (b. 1818)
  • 1873 – Edward Canby, American general (b. 1817)
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