Today in history: On April 11, the Civil Rights Act takes effect

Today in History Today is Monday, April 11, the 101st day of 2022. There are 264 days left in the…

Today in History

Today is Monday, April 11, the 101st day of 2022. There are 264 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the Fair Housing Act, a week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

To this date :

In 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as Emperor of the French and was banished to the island of Elba. (Napoleon later escaped from Elba and returned to power in March 1815, until his fall in the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.)

In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln addressed a crowd outside the White House saying, “We meet together tonight, not in sorrow, but in joy of heart. (This was the last public address Lincoln would deliver.)

In 1899, the treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in force.

In 1913, Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson, at a meeting of President Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet, proposed gradually separating whites and blacks who worked for the Railway Mail Service, a policy which came into effect and continued. extended to other agencies.

In 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp in Germany.

In 1947, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers played in an exhibition against the New York Yankees at Ebbets Field, four days before his regular season debut that broke baseball’s color line. (The Dodgers won, 14-6.)

In 1961, former SS officer Adolf Eichmann stood trial in Israel, charged with crimes against humanity for his role in the Nazi Holocaust. (Eichmann was convicted and executed.)

In 1970, Apollo 13, with astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise, and Jack Swigert, lifted off on its ill-fated mission to the moon. (The mission was aborted when an oxygen tank exploded on April 13. The crew splashed down safely four days after the explosion.)

In 1980, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued regulations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors.

In 1996, 7-year-old Jessica Dubroff, who hoped to become the youngest person to ever cross-country, was killed along with her father and flight instructor when their plane crashed after takeoff from Cheyenne, Wyoming.

In 2013, comedian Jonathan Winters, 87, died in Montecito, California.

In 2020, the number of deaths in the United States from the coronavirus eclipsed that of Italy for the highest in the world, exceeding 20,000. On the eve of Easter, the Supreme Court of Kansas authorized the continuation in force of an executive order from Democratic Governor Laura Kelly. it banned religious and funeral services for more than 10 people during the pandemic.

Ten years ago: George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. (He was acquitted at trial.) A California prison panel has denied mass murderer Charles Manson parole in his 12th release attempt.

Five years ago: In Dortmund, Germany, three bomb blasts went off near the Borussia Dortmund team bus ahead of a Champions League quarter-final game, injuring one of the Borussia Dortmund players ‘football team. (Prosecutors alleged the suicide bomber bet that Borussia Dortmund’s stock would lose value and tried to disguise the attack as Islamic terrorism; he was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 14 years in prison .) Guitarist J. Geils, founder of the J. Geils Band, has died at his Massachusetts home at the age of 71. David Letterman’s mother, Dorothy Mengering, a Midwestern housewife who became an unlikely celebrity on her son’s late-night talk show, has died aged 95.

A year ago: A black motorist, Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by a white police officer, Kim Potter, in suburban Minneapolis during a traffic stop. (Potter, who said he mistook his handgun for his Taser, would be convicted of first- and second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison.) Iran’s underground Natanz atomic facility hit by a blackout that Iran blamed on terrorism.” Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, becoming the first Japanese golfer to claim the green jacket.

Today’s birthdays: Ethel Kennedy is 94 years old. Actor Joel Gray is 90 years old. Actress Louise Lasser is 83 years old. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman is 81. Writer-director John Milius is 78 years old. Actor Peter Riegert is 75 years old. Director Carl Franklin is 73. Actor Bill Irwin is 72. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 65. Singer-songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons is 65 years old. Rock musician Nigel Pulsford is 61 years old. Actor Lucky Vanous is 61 years old. Country singer Steve Azar is 58 years old. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 56 years old. Actor Johnny Messner is 53 years old. Rock musician Dylan Keefe (Marcy Playground) is 52 years old. Actor Vicellous (vy-SAY’-luhs) Shannon is 51. Rapper David Banner is 48 years old. Actor Tricia Helfer is 48 years old. All-American Rejects) is 43 years old. Actor Kelli Garner is 38 years old. Singer Joss Stone is 35 years old. Actor-dancer Kaitlyn Jenkins is 30 years old.

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