On this day: April 11

POSTED: 01:27 PM PDT Apr 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 10, 2016 

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 - James Traficant
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Federal Bureau of Prisons

2002: U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Ohio, is convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks from businessmen and his own staff. He was sentenced to prison and released on Sept. 2, 2009, after serving a seven-year sentence. In July 2002, the U.S. House expelled him over the convictions.


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