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On this date in history, in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as Emperor of the French and was banished to the island of Elba. (Napoleon later escaped from Elba and returned to power in March 1815, until his downfall in the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.) In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the Fair Housing Act, a week after the assassinat­ion of Martin Luther King Jr. (More history on A6

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Brood X, a new generation of few weeks, cicadas, up in Maryland after will a begin 17-year-long in the to show next hiatus. These periodical cicadas — cicadas that emerge every 17 years — are only found along the eastern half of the United States. The red-eyed, “straw-nosed” bug will begin to show up as early as late April, will fully emerge by the beginning of May and last until June, experts said. (Story on A2)

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The Talbot County Women’s Club is hosting the Garden Gate Fundraiser Flower Mart & Craft Fair on April 22 through April 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Talbot County Women’s Club located at 18 Talbot Lane in Easton. The Flower Mart will offer wide selections of geraniums, annuals, perennials, and herbs The Craft Fair will offer a selection of outdoor living and garden décor items, as well as locally-made jewelry and other gift items (Story on A12)

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Today in History

Today is Sunday, April 11, the 101st day of 2021. There are 264 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On April 11, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentrat­ion camp Buchenwald in Germany.

On this date:

In 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as Emperor of the French and was banished to the island of Elba. (Napoleon later escaped from Elba and returned to power in March 1815, until his downfall in the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.)

In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a crowd outside the White House, saying, “We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.” (It was the last public address Lincoln would deliver.)

In 1899, the treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect.

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