The Daily News | April 11

Luther Burbank, US naturalist and author, died, 1926
Idi Amin overthrown, 1979
George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” opened (London), 1914
Napolean exiled to Elba, 1814
Willard Huntington Wright (S.S. Van Dine), writer, died, 1939
Queen Anne’s War ended, 1713
First black mayor of Chicago (Harold Washington) elected, 1983
Buchenwald Camp liberated, 1945
General Douglas MacArthur relieved of his command in Korea, 1951
Sam Kinison, comedian, killed, 1992
Civil Rights Act signed (discrimination in housing illegal), 1968
Fort Pulaski siege anniversary, 1862
Konstantin U. Chernenko assumed the title of Soviet president, 1984
US closed its embassy in Phnom Penh, 1975
Apollo 13 was launched and aborted when an oxygen tank exploded, 1970
The beatles announced their breakup, 1970
South Africa barred all protests on behalf of political detainees, 1987
First weather satellite launched (Tiros 1), 1960
President Johnson ordered 24,500 reservists called up, half for duty in Vietnam, 1968
Chinese students first arrived in New York, 1847
Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America founded, 1938
Freeman Wills Crofts, mystery writer, died, 1957