Today in History - 11 April 2005
1713 - The Treaty of Utrecht is signed, ending the War of Spanish Succession. France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain.
1783 - Congress proclaims a formal end to hostilities with Great Britain.
1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba.
1898 - President William McKinley asks Congress for declaration of war with Spain.
1941 - Germany bombs Conventry, England.
1942 - In Burma, detachment 101 of the OSS--a guerrilla force--is activated.
1945 - The Red Army finally takes the Seelow Heights north of Berlin. The U.S. Army liberates Buchenwald concentration camp.
1951 - President Truman removes General Douglas MacArthur from command of the United Nations forces in Korea.
1961 - Israel opens the trial of Adolf Eichman for war crimes during WWII.
1968 - President Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act - a week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1972 - American B-52's attack North Vietnamese positions.
1974 - The Judiciary committee subpoenas President Richard Nixon to produce tapes for an impeachment inquiry.
1981 - President Ronald Reagan returns to the White House after recoving from an assassination attempt.
1991 - The U.N. Security Council issues a formal cease fire with Iraq.
1996 - Forty-three African nations sign the African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty.
1770 - George Canning, British Prime Minister.
1794 - Edward Everett, governor of Massachusetts / statesman / orator.
1862 - Charles Evans Hughs, 11th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1893 - Dean G. Acheson, U.S. Secretary of State; helped create NATO.
1925 - Ethel Kennedy, wife of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.