On this day: April 11

Published On: Apr 08 2013 03:27:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Napoleon abdicates, Bob Dylan makes his professional debut, the Apple I is created, Idi Amin is deposed, and Halley's Comet does a cosmic drive-by of the Earth, all on this day.

OTD April 11 - Idi Amin
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1979: Idi Amin is deposed as president of Uganda as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seize control of the country's capital of Kampala. Amin, who originally seized power in a January 1971 military coup, fled to exile first in Libya and then Saudi Arabia, where he lived until his death on Aug. 16, 2003.

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