(Saturday, April 11, 1992) — I Can’t Dance by Genesis peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the group’s seventh and final top ten hit on the Hot 100.
(Saturday, April 11, 1992) — Human Touch by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #16 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Wednesday, Apr. 11, 1962, 3:30 p.m. EST) — U.S. President John F. Kennedy bluntly denounced the major steel companies today for “a wholly unjustifiable and irresponsible defiance of the public interest” in raising their prices by $6 a ton. Continue reading Angry JFK rips steel leaders for price boost 50 years ago this hour (1962)
Video: India rejects dominion status offer (at :35)
(Saturday, April 11, 1942) — Dominant Hindu and Moslem (Muslim) parties today rejected Britain’s offer of dominion status after the war and Sir Stafford Cripps, special emissary of the British war cabinet, announced the proposal he had bought from London had been withdrawn.
(Friday, April 11, 1862, during the American Civil War) — In a letter to his brother Charles Francis Adams Jr., in London, journalist, historian, academic and novelist Henry Brooks Adams wrote today: “Someday science may have the existence of mankind in its power, and the human race commit suicide, by blowing up the world.”