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    What happened on March 11

    • March 11, 0222 "Death - Varius A Bassianus Syrian emperor of Rome (218-22), murdered at 18?"

    • March 11, 0537 Goths lay siege to Rome

    • March 11, 0638 "Death - Sophronius of Jerusalem saint/patriarch of Jerusalem, dies"

    • March 11, 0843 Icon worship officially re-instated in Aya Sofia Constantinople

    • March 11, 0928 Trpimir II succeedes to the Croatian throne

    • March 11, 1302 "Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare"

    • March 11, 1387 Battle of Castagnaro

    • March 11, 1425 "BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (According to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty)."

    • March 11, 1486 "Death - Albrecht III Achilles elector of Brandenburg, dies at 71"

    • March 11, 1502 Tebriz shah Ismail I of Persia crowned

    • March 11, 1513 Leo X is elected Pope.

    • March 11, 1544 "Birthday - Torquato Tasso Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)"

    • March 11, 1549 Birthday - Hendrik L Spieghel Dutch merchant/Renaissance poet (Hertspiegel)

    • March 11, 1563 League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II

    • March 11, 1567 Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel

    • March 11, 1596 Birthday - Isaac Elsevier book publisher

    • March 11, 1597 Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France

    • March 11, 1598 Countess Charlotte of Nassau marries duke Claude de la Tremoille

    • March 11, 1649 The Frondeurs (rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.

    • March 11, 1649 Treaty of Rueil destroys 1st Fronde-uprising

    • March 11, 1654 Birthday - Heinrich Georg Neuss composer

    • March 11, 1665 New York approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights

    • March 11, 1669 "Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000"

    • March 11, 1683 Birthday - Giovanni Veneziano composer

    • March 11, 1702 "The first regular English-language newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published in London."

    • March 11, 1708 "Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation."

    • March 11, 1715 "Death - Jan-Erasmus Quellinus Flemish painter, dies at 80"

    • March 11, 1726 "Birthday - Madame Louise-Florence d'pinay France, writer (Woman, Man & 2 Kingdoms)/salon hostess"

    • March 11, 1731 "Birthday - Robert Treat Paine judge, signer of Declaration of Independence"

    • March 11, 1754 Birthday - Juan Melndez Valds Spanish lawyer/poet

    • March 11, 1772 "Death - George Reuter composer, dies at 63"

    • March 11, 1779 Army Corps of Engineers for the United States was authorized by the Congress

    • March 11, 1779 US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)

    • March 11, 1781 Birthday - Anthony Philip Heinrich composer

    • March 11, 1786 "Death - Jacobus Bellamy [Zelandus], Dutch/Swiss poet, dies at 28"

    • March 11, 1787 "Death - Maximilian JLP Gardel French ballet dancer/choreographer, dies at 45"

    • March 11, 1789 Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington DC

    • March 11, 1791 "Samuel Mulliken of Philadelphia, PA became the first person to receive more than one patent from the U.S. Patent Office."

    • March 11, 1793 Birthday - Jan F Willems Flemish writer/philologist

    • March 11, 1794 Royal Theatre in London's Dury Lane opens

    • March 11, 1795 Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols

    • March 11, 1801 "Paul I of Russia is assassinated, leading the way for his son Alexander I to accede the throne."

    • March 11, 1807 "Death - Anton Eberl composer, dies at 41"

    • March 11, 1810 Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise

    • March 11, 1810 "Napoleon is married by proxy at Vienna to the Austrian archduchess Maria Luisa, 18, in a match arranged by Austrian foreign minister Metternich The ""little corporal"" hopes to father an heir
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    • March 11, 1811 Birthday - Marsena Rudolph Patrick Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)

    • March 11, 1811 Birthday - Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier co-discovered Neptune

    • March 11, 1812 "Birthday - James Speed Attorney General (Union), died in 1887"

    • March 11, 1812 Birthday - Pieter Bluss van Oud-Alblas Dutch liberal minister of Finance

    • March 11, 1812 Birthday - William Vincent Wallace composer

    • March 11, 1812 Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews

    • March 11, 1818 "Birthday - John Wilkins Whitfield Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879"

    • March 11, 1819 Birthday - Henry Tate English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)

    • March 11, 1819 Birthday - Marius Petipa French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)

    • March 11, 1820 "Death - Benjamin West British painter (Death of General Wolfe), dies at 81"

    • March 11, 1822 "Birthday - Allison Nelson Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862"

    • March 11, 1823 "The first normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord VT"

    • March 11, 1824 US War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs

    • March 11, 1826 "Death - Gervais-Franois Couperin composer, dies at 66"

    • March 11, 1827 Birthday - Septimus Winner composer

    • March 11, 1832 Birthday - Franz Melde German physicist (Melde test)

    • March 11, 1832 "Birthday - William Ruffin Cox Brigadier General (Confederate Army-2nd North Carolina Infantry), died in 1919"

    • March 11, 1833 "Death - Fridolin Weber composer, dies at 71"

    • March 11, 1835 George Kingsmill sets up first formal police force in Canada; High Constable of Toronto.

    • March 11, 1840 "Birthday - Edmund Kirby Jr Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863"

    • March 11, 1845 British citizen Henry Jones invents self-raising flour.

    • March 11, 1845 Death - John Chapman [Johnny Appleseed] dies in Allen County Indiana

    • March 11, 1845 "The Flagstaff War: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hone Heke and Kawiti led 700 Moris to chop down the British flagpole and drive settlers out of the British colonial settlement of Kororareka because of breaches of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi."

    • March 11, 1846 Birthday - Antnio C G Crespo Brazilian/Portuguese poet

    • March 11, 1848 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.

    • March 11, 1850 "Richard Blanshard arrives at Fort Victoria; reads proclamation establishing the new colony of Vancouver Island, with himself as the first Governor."

    • March 11, 1850 Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania (1st female medical school)

    • March 11, 1857 "Death - Manuel Jos Quintana Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84"

    • March 11, 1860 "Birthday - Thomas Hastings New York NY, architect (New York Public Library)"

    • March 11, 1861 "Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution"

    • March 11, 1862 General Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia

    • March 11, 1862 Lincoln removes McClellen as general-in-chief & makes him head of Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief

    • March 11, 1863 Birthday - Andrew Stoddart cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)

    • March 11, 1863 Birthday - Wobbe de Vries Dutch linguist

    • March 11, 1864 The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.

    • March 11, 1865 Assembly of Canada votes 91-33 to proceed with Confederation.

    • March 11, 1865 General Sherman's Union forces occupy Fayetteville NC

    • March 11, 1867 Great Mauna Loa eruption (Hawaiian volcano)

    • March 11, 1872 Birthday - Abraham van Stolk Jzn lumber merchant/art collector

    • March 11, 1872 The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.

    • March 11, 1872 "Work began erecting Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales; Located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain."

    • March 11, 1874 "Death - Charles Sumner a white civil rights leader, dies at 63"

    • March 11, 1876 "Birthday - Carl Ruggles Marion MA, composer (Evocations)"

    • March 11, 1876 Birthday - David Wijnkoop Dutch revolutionary socialist

    • March 11, 1879 Birthday - Justus Hermann Wetzel composer

    • March 11, 1879 Birthday - Niels Bjerrum Danish chemist (ph tests)

    • March 11, 1879 Guelph Ontarioincorporated as a city; settlement founded by John Galt.

    • March 11, 1882 Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ

    • March 11, 1884 Birthday - Jan Lemaire Dutch writer/actor (Beautiful Juliet)

    • March 11, 1885 Birthday - Malcolm Campbell 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/minutes (8 km/minute)

    • March 11, 1885 Fort Carlton Saskatchewan Leif Newry Fitzroy Crozier 1847-1901 warns Ottawa of danger of rebellion in Saskatchewan; NWMP Superintendent at Fort Carlton

    • March 11, 1888 Great blizzard of '88 strikes northeast US

    • March 11, 1888 "The ""Great Blizzard of 88"" started to roar along the Atlantic Seaboard of the U.S., shutting down communication and transportation lines."

    • March 11, 1888 "The Great Blizzard of '88 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400."

    • March 11, 1890 Birthday - Vannevar Bush developed 1st electronic analogue computer

    • March 11, 1892 "Birthday - Raoul Walsh New York NY, director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry)"

    • March 11, 1892 "Birthday - Wladyslaw Anders Polish General (WWI, WWII)"

    • March 11, 1892 The first public basketball game (Springfield MA)

    • March 11, 1894 "Death - John Selby cricketer (6 Tests for England 1877-82), dies"

    • March 11, 1895 "Spanish cruiser Reina Regenta sinks at Gibraltar, 400 killed"

    • March 11, 1897 "A meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported."

    • March 11, 1897 "Birthday - Henry Dixon Cowell Menlo Park CA, composer (New Musical Resources)"

    • March 11, 1897 "Death - Berthold Tours composer, dies at 58"

    • March 11, 1897 "Death - Henry Drummond Scottish geologist/evangelist, dies at 45"

    • March 11, 1898 "Birthday - Dorothy Gish Massillon OH, stage & silent film actress (Orphans of the Storm)"

    • March 11, 1899 Birthday - Frederick IX king of Denmark (1947-72)

    • March 11, 1900 "Death - Edmund Peate cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies"

    • March 11, 1900 Second Boer War: Boer leader Paul Kruger's peace overtures are rejected by Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Lord Salisbury.

    • March 11, 1902 Birthday - Josef Martin Bauer writer

    • March 11, 1903 Birthday - Dorothy Schiff publisher (New York Post)

    • March 11, 1903 Birthday - George Dickinson cricketer (bowled for New Zealand in their 1st 3 Tests)

    • March 11, 1904 Birthday - Cornelis Jan Bakker Dutch/US nuclear physicist

    • March 11, 1904 Birthday - Maurits Wertheim Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)

    • March 11, 1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games

    • March 11, 1906 Birthday - Aasan Ferit Alnar composer

    • March 11, 1907 Birthday - Eleni Gatzoyiannis heroine (saved her kids)

    • March 11, 1907 Birthday - Helmuth J von Moltke German politician (July 20th plot)

    • March 11, 1907 "Birthday - Jessie Matthews London England, actress (Gangway, First a Girl)"

    • March 11, 1907 Birthday - Margaret Herbison British minister (Lab)

    • March 11, 1907 "Death - Nikola Petkow premier (Bulgaria), murdered"

    • March 11, 1908 "Birthday - Lawrence Welk Strasburg ND, orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show)"

    • March 11, 1908 "Death - Peter Milne composer, dies at 83"

    • March 11, 1908 Laurier government creates National Battlefields Commission; partly to save Quebec's Plains of Abraham from property development.

    • March 11, 1909 Birthday - Ljubica Maric composer

    • March 11, 1910 Birthday - Robert H G Havemann German chemist

    • March 11, 1910 "Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 vs SAfr), his only Test hit wicket"

    • March 11, 1911 "Birthday - Alan Gifford Boston MA, actor (Time Lock, Up Periscope)"

    • March 11, 1911 Birthday - Fitzroy Maclean British diplomat soldier politician/historian

    • March 11, 1912 "1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-minute periods, formerly played in 30-minute halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep"

    • March 11, 1912 Birthday - Robert Clifford Latham Pepys Scholar

    • March 11, 1912 Birthday - Xavier Montsalvatge Spanish composer (El gato con botas)

    • March 11, 1912 "Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again."

    • March 11, 1913 "Birthday - John Jacob Weinzweig Toronto Canada, composer (Enchanted Hill)"

    • March 11, 1913 Birthday - Thomas Gray professor/anaesthetist

    • March 11, 1914 "Birthday - Ralph Ellison writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Act)"

    • March 11, 1915 Birthday - Karl Krolow writer

    • March 11, 1915 Birthday - Vijay Hazare cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)

    • March 11, 1916 "Birthday - Sir [James] Harold Wilson (L) British Prime Minister (1964-70, 1974-76)"

    • March 11, 1917 "1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montréal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)"

    • March 11, 1917 Birthday - GE Gran Schildt Finnish art historian/writer (Solbten)

    • March 11, 1917 World War I: Baghdad falls to the Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.

    • March 11, 1918 "Birthday - Al Eben Philadelphia PA, actor (Doc Bergman-Hawaii Five-0)"

    • March 11, 1918 "First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu observed at Fort Riley, Kansas."

    • March 11, 1918 Moscow becomes capitol of revolutionary Russia

    • March 11, 1918 Save the Redwoods League founded

    • March 11, 1919 Birthday - Mercer Ellington son of Duke Ellington/bandleader

    • March 11, 1919 "Death - Harald Fryklof composer, dies at 36"

    • March 11, 1919 "General strike in Germany, crushed"

    • March 11, 1920 "Birthday - D J Enright England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)"

    • March 11, 1920 Birthday - Henry Marking CEO (British Airways)

    • March 11, 1920 Birthday - Kenneth Dover chancellor (St Andrews University)

    • March 11, 1921 Birthday - Astor Piazzolla Argentina composer (Tango Nuevo)

    • March 11, 1921 "Birthday - F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr US, sci-fi author (Star Rebel)"

    • March 11, 1921 "Death - Sherburne W Burnham US astronomer (binary stars), dies at 83"

    • March 11, 1922 Birthday - Abdul Razak bin Hussain premier of Malaysia (1970-77)

    • March 11, 1922 Birthday - Thom Kelling Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)

    • March 11, 1922 "Birthday - Vinnette Carroll New York NY, actress (Alice's Restaurant, Reivers)"

    • March 11, 1923 "Birthday - A Louise Brough Clapp Oklahoma, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champion)"

    • March 11, 1923 Birthday - A X Gwerder writer

    • March 11, 1923 Birthday - Ad[rianus C] de Besten Dutch literary (River Basin)

    • March 11, 1923 "Birthday - Morschi Mirando [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist"

    • March 11, 1923 "Birthday - Terence Alexander London England, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes)"

    • March 11, 1924 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins

    • March 11, 1924 NHL Championship: Montréal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games

    • March 11, 1925 Birthday - James Miskin QC/recorder of London

    • March 11, 1925 "Death - Andreas Hallen composer, dies at 78"

    • March 11, 1926 Birthday - Adrienne Keith Cohen travel editor

    • March 11, 1926 Birthday - Ilhan Mimaroglu composer

    • March 11, 1926 "Birthday - Patricia Tindaole England, architect"

    • March 11, 1926 Birthday - Ralph Abernathy civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)

    • March 11, 1926 "Death - John Henry Anderson cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies"

    • March 11, 1926 Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein

    • March 11, 1927 Birthday - Alan Betts emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)

    • March 11, 1927 "Birthday - Raymond Jackson [Jaki], British cartoonist"

    • March 11, 1927 Birthday - Robert Mosbacher US politician

    • March 11, 1927 Birthday - Ron Todd British trade unionist

    • March 11, 1927 "In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre."

    • March 11, 1927 Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (New York NY)

    • March 11, 1927 The first golden gloves tournament

    • March 11, 1927 "The Flatheads Gang was responsible for the first armored-car robbery -- near Pittsburgh, PA. It was reported that $104,250 was taken in the heist."

    • March 11, 1928 "Birthday - Albert Salmi Brooklyn NY, actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue)"

    • March 11, 1928 "Birthday - Peter Roger Hunt London England, director (Dr No)"

    • March 11, 1929 Birthday - Erskine Childers unofficial/civil servant

    • March 11, 1929 Birthday - Francisco Bernardo Pulgar Vidal composer

    • March 11, 1929 Birthday - Jackie McGlew cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')

    • March 11, 1930 "Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000."

    • March 11, 1930 Birthday - David Gentleman designer/painter

    • March 11, 1930 President & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington

    • March 11, 1931 """The Star-Spangled Banner"", written by Francis Scott Key, officially became the national anthem of the United States."

    • March 11, 1931 Birthday - Peter Walters CEO (Midland Bank)

    • March 11, 1931 "Birthday - Rupert Murdoch Australia, publisher (New York Post), CEO FOX-TV Network"

    • March 11, 1931 "Province of Quebec extends civil rights to women, but still withholds the right to vote."

    • March 11, 1931 "Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union"

    • March 11, 1932 Birthday - Nigel Lawson British government official (The Power Game)

    • March 11, 1932 "Birthday - Valerie French London England, actress (Jubal, The Hard Man)"

    • March 11, 1933 Birthday - Terry J Hatter Jr US judge in California

    • March 11, 1934 "Birthday - George Stamatoyannopoulos Greece, medical genetics researcher"

    • March 11, 1934 "Birthday - Joep [Joseph Willem Frederik] Straesser composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)"

    • March 11, 1934 Birthday - Keith Speed British MP

    • March 11, 1934 "Birthday - Sam Donaldson El Paso TX, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time)"

    • March 11, 1934 "Birthday - Sydney Burke cricketer (South African quick, 11 wickets on Test debut vs New Zealand 1961)"

    • March 11, 1934 "Netherlands beats Belgium 9-3, in soccer"

    • March 11, 1935 Bank of Canada opens

    • March 11, 1935 Bank of Canada starts operations under Governor Graham Towers; has mandate to issue currency and regulate money supply; government-owned central bank

    • March 11, 1935 "Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe"

    • March 11, 1936 "Birthday - Antonin Scalia Trenton NJ, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986- )"

    • March 11, 1937 Birthday - John Ward New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)

    • March 11, 1937 "Death - Paul Scheinpflug composer, dies at 61"

    • March 11, 1938 Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria

    • March 11, 1938 Birthday - Malcolm Keith Speed British high court judge

    • March 11, 1938 German troops enter Austria

    • March 11, 1941 "Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minnesota, to become wrestling champion"

    • March 11, 1941 "Death - Walford Davies British organist/composer, dies at 71"

    • March 11, 1941 FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)

    • March 11, 1942 Birthday - Peter Eyre actor (Hedda)

    • March 11, 1942 General MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia

    • March 11, 1942 the first deportation train leaves Paris France for Auschewitz Concentration Camp

    • March 11, 1943 Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands

    • March 11, 1944 Birthday - Ric Rothwell drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)

    • March 11, 1944 "Death - Hendrik W van Loon Netherlands/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62"

    • March 11, 1944 Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested

    • March 11, 1945 "1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs"

    • March 11, 1945 Birthday - Harvey Mandel rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)

    • March 11, 1945 Birthday - Mark Stein vocalist/organist (Vanilla Fudge-You Keep Me Hanging On)

    • March 11, 1945 Birthday - Timothy Mason consultant (British Arts Council)

    • March 11, 1945 "Birthday - Tricia O'Neil Shreveport LA, actress (Piranha Part II)"

    • March 11, 1945 Flemish Nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death

    • March 11, 1945 World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.

    • March 11, 1946 "Birthday - Brigitte Fossey Tourcoing France, actress (Man Who Died Twice)"

    • March 11, 1947 "Birthday - Dominique Sanda [Varaigne] Paris France, actress (1900, First Love, Inheritance, Beyond Good & Evil)"

    • March 11, 1947 "Birthday - Geoffrey Hunt Australia, world-champion squash player"

    • March 11, 1947 "Birthday - Mark Stein Bayonne NJ, rocker (Vanilla Fudge-You Keep Me Hanging On)"

    • March 11, 1947 "Death - Victor Hely-Hutchinson composer, dies at 45"

    • March 11, 1947 Ottawa-born Barbara Ann Scott gets a ticker-tape parade down Bay Street after winning the World Figure Skating Championship; a year later she wins Olympic Gold.

    • March 11, 1948 "Birthday - George Kooymans The Hague Netherlands, guitarist/singer (Golden Earring-Radar Love, Twilight Zone)"

    • March 11, 1948 Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed

    • March 11, 1949 Birthday - Richard de Bois Dutch drummer/producer

    • March 11, 1949 "Death - Henri-Honor Giraud French General/MP, dies at 70"

    • March 11, 1949 "Death - Juan Lamonte de Grignon composer, dies at 76"

    • March 11, 1950 Birthday - Bobby McFerrin singer (Don't Worry Be Happy-1989 Grammy)

    • March 11, 1950 "Birthday - Jerry Zucker Milwaukee WI, director (Airplane, Naked Gun)"

    • March 11, 1950 "Death - Florence Arliss actress (Disraeli), dies at 78"

    • March 11, 1951 "Death - Philippe of Isacker Belgian minister, dies at 66"

    • March 11, 1952 "Birthday - Douglas Adams Cambridge England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)"

    • March 11, 1952 "Birthday - Susan Richardson Coatesville PA, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)"

    • March 11, 1953 "An American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches"

    • March 11, 1954 US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics

    • March 11, 1955 "Birthday - [Kater]Nina Hagen East Berlin German Democratic Republic, actress (Blue Angel)"

    • March 11, 1955 "Death - Alexander Fleming English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73"

    • March 11, 1956 "Birthday - Curtis L Brown Jr Elizabethtown NC, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, 95)"

    • March 11, 1956 "Death - Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko Russian opera composer, dies at 83"

    • March 11, 1957 "Death - Richard E Byrd US, explorer (Antarctica), dies at 68"

    • March 11, 1958 "Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show ""21"""

    • March 11, 1959 "Death - Haydn Wood composer, dies at 76"

    • March 11, 1959 The HSS-2 amphibian all-weather anti submarine warfare helicopter made its first flight

    • March 11, 1959 The original Broadway production of A Raisin In The Sun opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City.

    • March 11, 1960 "Death - Roy Chapman Andrews US biologist/explorer, dies at 76"

    • March 11, 1960 Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus

    • March 11, 1961 "Birthday - Bruce Watson Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)"

    • March 11, 1961 Birthday - Mike Percy rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)

    • March 11, 1962 Birthday - Peter Berg actor (Chicago Hope)

    • March 11, 1962 "Death - Will Vesper German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79"

    • March 11, 1963 "Death - Mahomed Nissar cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wickets), dies"

    • March 11, 1963 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain

    • March 11, 1964 "Birthday - Raimo Helminen Tampere Finland, hockey forward (Team Finland, Olympics-bronze-98)"

    • March 11, 1965 "Birthday - Eric Jelen West Germany, tennis star"

    • March 11, 1965 "Death - James Reeb US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered"

    • March 11, 1965 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto

    • March 11, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual

    • March 11, 1966 "A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people."

    • March 11, 1966 Birthday - Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov Russian cosmonaut

    • March 11, 1966 "Birthday - Ralph Tamm NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs)"

    • March 11, 1966 "Birthday - Steve Reed Los Angeles CA, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)"

    • March 11, 1966 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out

    • March 11, 1966 President Sukarno of Indonesia was forced to give up his executive power.

    • March 11, 1967 Birthday - Andrew Zesers cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)

    • March 11, 1967 "Birthday - Bill Houlder Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)"

    • March 11, 1967 "Death - Geraldine Farrar soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85"

    • March 11, 1967 Pink Floyd releases their 1st song (Arnold Layne)

    • March 11, 1967 The World Cup skiing title was earned by Jean-Claude Killy of France.

    • March 11, 1967 U.S. 1st Infantry Division troops engage in one of the heaviest battles of Operation Junction City. The fierce fighting resulted in 210 reported North Vietnamese casualties.

    • March 11, 1968 Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting

    • March 11, 1968 Birthday - John Barrowman actor (Peter Fairchild-Central Park West)

    • March 11, 1968 "Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for ""(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay"""

    • March 11, 1969 "Birthday - Dan Lacroix Montral, NHL left wing (New York Rangers)"

    • March 11, 1969 Birthday - John Fina NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)

    • March 11, 1969 "Death - John Wyndham [Parkes Lucas B Harris] author (Day of the Triffids, Chrysalids), dies at 65"

    • March 11, 1970 "12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win"

    • March 11, 1970 "Birthday - Brett Liddle Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)"

    • March 11, 1970 Birthday - Evgeniy Koreshkov hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)

    • March 11, 1970 "Death - Erle Stanley Gardner US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80"

    • March 11, 1970 Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation

    • March 11, 1971 Birthday - Bob Kronenberg WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)

    • March 11, 1971 "Birthday - Jiri Vykoukai Olomouc Czechoslovakia, hockey player (Team Czechoslovakia Republic, Olympics-gold-98)"

    • March 11, 1971 Birthday - Marta Lovera Parquet Miss Paraguay-Universe (1996)

    • March 11, 1971 "Birthday - Martin Rucinsky Most Czechoslovakia, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Olympics-Gold-1998)"

    • March 11, 1971 "Death - Philo T Farnsworth US TV pioneer, dies at 64"

    • March 11, 1971 Death - Roy Glenn dies in Los Angeles at 56

    • March 11, 1971 "Death - Whitney M Young Jr leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49"

    • March 11, 1971 "Philo T. Farnsworth, television pioneer, dies"

    • March 11, 1972 Birthday - Carl Greenwood NFL cornerback (New York Jets)

    • March 11, 1972 Birthday - Chris Shelling WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)

    • March 11, 1972 "Birthday - Jamal Duff NFL defensive end (New York Giants, Washington Redskins)"

    • March 11, 1972 "Death - Fredric [William] Brown sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65"

    • March 11, 1972 Number one hit on UK music charts - Nilsson - Without You

    • March 11, 1973 Birthday - Kennedy Otieno Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 vs Australia 1996 World Cup)

    • March 11, 1973 Birthday - Mike Mihelic CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

    • March 11, 1973 Birthday - Sammie Brennan CFL defensive back (British Columbia Lions)

    • March 11, 1973 Birthday - Tony Veland NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

    • March 11, 1973 Death - Manuel Rojas Seplveda writer

    • March 11, 1974 Birthday - Billy Granville linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)

    • March 11, 1974 Birthday - David Cameron Australian rower (Olympics-96)

    • March 11, 1974 "Birthday - Kevin Donovan Des Plaines IL, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes-2nd)"

    • March 11, 1974 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts

    • March 11, 1974 Rhino Store gives people 5¢ to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album

    • March 11, 1975 Birthday - Cedric Henderson NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)

    • March 11, 1975 Birthday - Shawn Springs cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)

    • March 11, 1975 "Death - Philip Bezanson composer, dies at 59"

    • March 11, 1975 "Death - Sammy Spear orchestra leader (Dom Deluise Show), dies at 65"

    • March 11, 1975 "Death - Walter Kinsella actor (Happy-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 74"

    • March 11, 1975 Portugal military coup under General Spinola fails

    • March 11, 1977 34 Israelis killed by Palestinians on the Tel Aviv-Haifa highway

    • March 11, 1977 Moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington DC

    • March 11, 1978 "Bobby Hull of the Winnipeg Jets joined Gordie Howe by getting career goal number 1,000 in a game against the Quebec Nordiques."

    • March 11, 1978 "Nine Palestinian Al Fatah guerillas hijack a bus in Israel, killing 34 civilians and wounding 70 before being killed by security forces. The Israelis retaliate by invading southern Lebanon three days later, under codename Operation Litani."

    • March 11, 1978 Number one hit on UK music charts - Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

    • March 11, 1978 "Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed"

    • March 11, 1979 "Death - Victor Kilian actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88"

    • March 11, 1979 Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game

    • March 11, 1980 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs Pakistan cricket draw

    • March 11, 1981 "Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins"

    • March 11, 1982 Birthday - Hasan Raza cricketer (Test cricketer at the age of 14)

    • March 11, 1982 "Death - Edmund Cooper British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55"

    • March 11, 1982 Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname

    • March 11, 1982 Harrison Williams (Senator-Democrat-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion

    • March 11, 1982 Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC

    • March 11, 1983 Bob Hawke becomes 23rd Prime Minister of Australia.

    • March 11, 1984 "Death - Nakagawa Soen Zen teacher/poet, dies in Rytutakuji monastery at 76"

    • March 11, 1984 In the Magdalen Islands seal hunter damage helicopter chartered by International Fund for Animal Welfare protesters.

    • March 11, 1985 Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

    • March 11, 1985 UK hist Al Fayed buys Harrods

    • March 11, 1986 187.27 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange

    • March 11, 1986 Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 millionkm

    • March 11, 1986 "Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a flatter, one-stick model."

    • March 11, 1987 "Death - [Wayne] Woody Hayes football coach (Ohio State), dies at 74"

    • March 11, 1987 "Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point"

    • March 11, 1988 "Death - Pham Hung premier of Vietnam, dies at about 74"

    • March 11, 1988 Iran-Iraq War: Iran and Iraq agreed to stop attacking civilian centers.

    • March 11, 1988 "The £1 note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by £1 coin (a big run on belts to kep one's pants up)"

    • March 11, 1988 Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire

    • March 11, 1989 "Death - Johan Fleerackers Flemish linguist, dies at 57"

    • March 11, 1989 Number one hit on UK music charts - Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts

    • March 11, 1990 16th People's Choice Awards

    • March 11, 1990 Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union. Gorbachev sent in the tanks.

    • March 11, 1990 Patricio Aylwin is sworn-in as the first democratically elected Chilean president since 1970.

    • March 11, 1991 Janet Jackson signs $40M three album deal with Virgin records

    • March 11, 1991 "John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award"

    • March 11, 1991 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1

    • March 11, 1992 "Death - David Carroll actor (Grand Hotel), dies of pulmonary embolism at 41"

    • March 11, 1992 "Death - Heinz Khn Prime Minister (Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany), dies at 80"

    • March 11, 1992 "Death - Manuel De Dios Unanue US anti-drug journalist, murdered at 48"

    • March 11, 1992 "Death - Richard Brooks director (Blackboard Jungle, Key Largo), dies at 79"

    • March 11, 1992 Environment Canada starts issuing weekly ozone warnings

    • March 11, 1992 "The FBI established a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. CJIS consolidated existing FBI services provided to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. The Division incorporated the FBI's NCIC Program, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), and the Uniform Crime Reports Program."

    • March 11, 1993 "Death - Dino Bravo wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44"

    • March 11, 1993 "Death - Edgar Nelson Barclift dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76"

    • March 11, 1993 "Death - Manuel da Fonseca Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81"

    • March 11, 1993 "Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn-in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States."

    • March 11, 1994 "Death - Jacques Doucet French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69"

    • March 11, 1994 Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as President of Chile

    • March 11, 1995 "Death - Carel Birnie found Utrecht Opera/Dutch Dance Theater, dies at 69"

    • March 11, 1995 "Death - Ernest Kabushemeye Burundese minister of Mijnbouw, murdered"

    • March 11, 1995 "Death - Frank Fidler artist, dies at 84"

    • March 11, 1995 President Nazarbajev disbands Kazakhstan parliament

    • March 11, 1995 "Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in US"

    • March 11, 1996 America Online agreed to use Netscape as the primary Web browser offered to its subscribers in a deal signed this day

    • March 11, 1996 "Chris Harris scores 130 in losing New Zealand side vs Australia, World Cup"

    • March 11, 1996 "Death - Barry Appleby cartoonist, dies at 86"

    • March 11, 1996 "Death - Charles William Oatley electrical engineer, dies at 92"

    • March 11, 1996 "Death - Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson public servant, dies at 70"

    • March 11, 1996 "Death - John Henry Pyle Pafford librarian, dies at 96"

    • March 11, 1996 "Death - Vince Edwards actor (Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 67"

    • March 11, 1996 EU Database Directive passed

    • March 11, 1996 John Howard comes to power as the twenty-fifth Prime Minister of Australia.

    • March 11, 1996 Mark Waugh scores 110 vs New Zealand for his third century of the World Cup

    • March 11, 1997 An explosion at a nuclear waste reprocessing plant in Japan exposes 35 workers to low-level radioactive contamination in the worst nuclear accident in Japan's history.

    • March 11, 1997 "Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space"

    • March 11, 1997 Beatle Paul McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II

    • March 11, 1997 Former Beatle Paul McCartney is knighted.

    • March 11, 1997 San Francisco Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch

    • March 11, 1999 Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

    • March 11, 2004 Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid (Spain) kill 192 people.

    • March 11, 2004 "The Madrid train bombings (also known as 3/11 and -in Spanish- as 11-M [1]) consisted of a series of coordinated bombings against the Cercanías (commuter train) system of Madrid, Spain on the morning of 11 March 2004 (three days before Spain's general elections), killing 191 people and wounding 2,050."

    • March 11, 2006 Michelle Bachelet inaugurated as first female president of Chile.

    • March 11, 2007 "A suicide bomber strikes at Casablanca, Morocco"

    • March 11, 2011 "Japan was struck by the most powerful earthquake to hit the island nation in recorded history. The 8.9-magnitude temblor, which was centered near the east coast of Japan, killed hundreds of people, caused the formation of 30-foot walls of water that swept across rice fields, engulfed entire towns, dragged houses onto highways, and tossed cars and boats like toys. Some waves reached six miles (10 kilometers) inland in Miyagi Prefecture on Japan's east coast."







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