April 11 marks three important events in Colonial America, and around the world.
In 1771 — The last execution for witchcraft took place in Germany.
On this day in 1783 — Hostilities formally ceased in the American Revolutionary War.
On April 11, 1814 — French Emperor Napoleon Bonapart abdicated unconditionally. He spent his remaining years exiled to Elba, a Mediterranean island in Tuscany, Italy, 10 kilometres from the coastal town of Piombino, the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago.
And in 1865 — Abraham Lincoln urged a spirit of generous conciliation today, trying to set the tone for peace during reconstruction. He will be shot and killed in 3 days.
Words of Wisdom for April 11, 2017
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
— Napoléon Bonaparte, a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.