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This Day in History for April 11 – Idi Amin Deposed and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1814 – Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates his throne and is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba (More info)

1945 – American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany (More info)

1951 – President Harry S. Truman yanks Gen. Douglas MacArthur from his command of US forces in Korea (More info)

1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968 that provided for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin (More info)

1979 – Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed (More info)

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