11th April

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1981 Riot in Brixton following arrest The arrest of a black man leads to hundreds of youths rampaging through the streets of Brixton in south London.
1979 Idi Amin deposed Idi Amin is deposed by Ugandan rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces.
1970 Apollo 13 launched Apollo 13 is launched with a crew of Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise
1957 Singapore granted independence The island of Singapore is granted self-government from Britain to come into effect next year.
1814 Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates as emperor of France and is banished to the island of Elba
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On This Day - 11th April