April 11

This Day in History

2002

Attempted Coup Against Chavez

On this day in 2002, a reported one million Venezuelans poured into the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, to demand the resignation of President Hugo Chavez. The 2002 coup d’etat attempt had been … (more...)

1979

Idi Amin overthrown

On April 11, 1979, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin flees the Ugandan capital of Kampala as Tanzanian troops and forces of the Uganda National Liberation Front close in. Two days later, Kampala fell and a … (more...)