Historical Events for 11th April 2024

1471 – Wars of the Roses: King Edward IV of England seizes London from Henry VI
1933 – Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia
1936 – George Abbott, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s musical “On Your Toes”, choreographed by George Balanchine, and starring Ray Bolger and Tamara Geva, opens at the Imperial Theatre (later transfers to Majestic), NYC; runs for 515 performances
1961 – 15th NBA Championship: Bos Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 1
1961 – Trial of Adolf Eichmann for war crimes in World War II begins in Jerusalem, Israel
1972 – Benjamin Hooks named to Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 1st African-American to serve
1974 – WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested
1981 – Larry Holmes beats Trevor Berbick by unanimous decision in Las Vegas to retain his WBC heavyweight boxing title
1993 – 57th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second green jacket by 4 strokes from Chip Beck
2023 – Myanmar military kill at least 133 civilians, including children, in an airstrike on Kanbalu township in an area not under control of the military junta

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