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On this day: April 11

Published On: Apr 08 2013 03:27:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2014 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 - Adolf Eichman trial
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Israel Government Press Office

1961: The trial of Adolf Eichmann, a German Nazi lieutenant colonel and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust, begins in Jerusalem. After World War II, Eichmann had fled to Argentina, where he lived under a false identity until being captured by Mossad operatives in 1960. He would be found guilty on 15 counts, including crimes against humanity and war crimes, and executed by hanging in 1962.

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