Daily Calendar for Friday, April 11, 2025


  • Samuel Heinrich Schwabe (German astronomer) –
  • James A. Bailey (circus showman) –
  • Luther Burbank (horticulturist) –
  • Erskine Caldwell (author) –
  • June Pointer (youngest of the singing group The Pointer Sisters) –
  • Kurt Vonnegut (author) –
  • Roscoe Lee Browne (actor) –
  • Jonathan Winters (actor) –


  • Oleg Cassini (fashion designer who created the Jackie look, the signature wardrobe created for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the early 1960s) –
  • Bill Irwin (actor) –
  • Jason Varitek (baseball player) –
  • Jennifer Esposito (actress) –
  • Trot Nixon (baseball player) –
  • Joss Stone (singer) –


  • President Lincoln made his last public speech. He gave the speech at the White House and spoke of the reconstruction of the south, in particular Louisiana–
  • U.S. Navy bought its first commissioned submarine, USS Holland–
  • Geneva, Switzerland, was chosen as the headquarters of the League of Nations–
  • Jackie Robinson became the first African-American major league baseball player–
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968–
  • Apollo 13 was launched, manned by astronauts James Lovell, John Swigert, and Fred Haise–
  • Rattlesnake bit a shopper in tree section of home improvement store–


  • New Jersey received two feet of snow–
  • Forty-eight tornadoes hit the midwest–
  • Thundersnow occurred in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin –

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