April 11, 1953: Oveta Culp Hobby, namesake of the Hobby Hall dorm on the A&M campus, was named the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare. Hobby was married to former Texas Gov. William P. Hobby. Their son, William P. Hobby Jr., served as lieutenant governor of Texas from 1973 to 1991.
April 11, 1945: Lt. Col. James F. Hollingsworth led a task force of tanks and infantry to the Elbe River in Germany. He received a Distinguished Service Cross for his leadership during that day's events.