11 April 2023: This day in history

1512: Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat the Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars

1783: Hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War

1814: Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates unconditionally and he is exiled to the island of Elba in the Mediterranean

1868: The Shogunate is abolished in Japan

1955: Chartered Air India plane the “Kashmir Princess” is bombed and crashes into the South China Sea in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by a Kuomintang secret agent

1968: US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act

1979: Tanzanian army captures Kampala, the capital of Uganda forcing Ugandan dictator Idi Amin to flee into exile in Libya

2015: Barack Obama and Raúl Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution

2019: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir overthrown and arrested by the army in Khartoum after 29 years in power


Source: Onthisday.com

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