April 11: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1689 - William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.
- 1881 - Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women.
- 1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
- 1970 - Apollo 13 is launched.
- 1976 - The Apple I is created.
- Famous Birthdays: James Parkinson (English surgeon, geologist, and paleontologist), Macedonio Melloni (Italian physicist), William Wallace Campbell (American astronomer), Jamini Roy (Indian painter), Percy Lavon Julian (American chemist)
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