Wednesday 11 April 1951
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Thing from Another World, directed by Christian Nyby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Stanislas
- Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
- Saint Godeberta
- Saint Gemma of Lucca
- The Feast Day of Martyr Antipas in the Greek Orthodox Church.
- Saint Danidl of Grimbergen
- Tracy Gary: American philanthropist and donor activist for more than 25 years as of 2003.
- Jim Holton: .
- James Patrick Kelly: American author.
- Robbie House: rocker (Snuff).
- Doris Angleton: American murder victim (d. 1997).
- Paul Fox: English musician and singer (The Ruts) (Born 1951)
- James Kelly: American author and academic
- President Truman fires General Douglas McArthur
- American President Harry Truman fires General Douglas McArthur.
- Korean War: President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.
- The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.
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