March 11th Events

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March 11th, 2006 (March 11 2006)EventMichelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
March 11th, 2004 (March 11 2004)EventMadrid Train Bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid (Spain) kill 192 people.
March 11th, 2003 (March 11 2003)EventThe International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.
March 11th, 1999 (March 11 1999)EventInfosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
March 11th, 1997 (March 11 1997)EventAn 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 11th, 1996 (March 11 1996)EventThe EU Database Directive is passed.
March 11th, 1996 (March 11 1996)EventJohn Winston Howard becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. His term in office is the second longest in Australian history, ending on December 3, 2007.
March 11th, 1993 (March 11 1993)EventJanet 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 11th, 1991 (March 11 1991)EventA curfew is imposed on black townships in South Africa after fighting between rival political gangs kills 49.
March 11th, 1990 (March 11 1990)EventLithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
March 11th, 1990 (March 11 1990)EventPatricio Aylwin is sworn-in as the first democratically elected Chilean president since 1970.
March 11th, 1988 (March 11 1988)EventIran-Iraq War: Iran and Iraq agree to stop attacking civilian centers.
March 11th, 1985 (March 11 1985)EventMikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet Union s leader.
March 11th, 1978 (March 11 1978)EventNine Palestinian Al Fatah guerrillas 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 in Operation Litani.
March 11th, 1977 (March 11 1977)EventThe 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege: more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations.
March 11th, 1966 (March 11 1966)EventSupersemar: President Sukarno of Indonesia is forced to give up his executive power.
March 11th, 1966 (March 11 1966)EventA fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people.
March 11th, 1945 (March 11 1945)EventWorld 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 11th, 1942 (March 11 1942)EventWorld War II: General Douglas MacArthur abandons Corregidor.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
March 11th, 1941 (March 11 1941)EventWorld War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.
March 11th, 1936 (March 11 1936)EventBritish Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.
March 11th, 1931 (March 11 1931)EventReady for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union.
March 11th, 1927 (March 11 1927)EventIn New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
March 11th, 1918 (March 11 1918)EventBolshevist Russia moves the national capital from Petrograd to Moscow.
March 11th, 1918 (March 11 1918)EventFirst confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu are observed at Fort Riley, Kansas.
March 11th, 1917 (March 11 1917)EventWorld War I: Baghdad falls to the Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
March 11th, 1912 (March 11 1912)EventEleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.
March 11th, 1900 (March 11 1900)EventSecond Boer War: Boer leader Paul Kruger s peace overtures are rejected by Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Lord Salisbury.
March 11th, 1897 (March 11 1897)EventA meteorite enters the earth s atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported.
March 11th, 1888 (March 11 1888)EventThe Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
March 11th, 1872 (March 11 1872)EventConstruction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
March 11th, 1872 (March 11 1872)EventThe Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
March 11th, 1867 (March 11 1867)EventThe first performance of Don Carlos written by Verdi.
March 11th, 1864 (March 11 1864)EventThe Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
March 11th, 1861 (March 11 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.
March 11th, 1851 (March 11 1851)EventThe first performance of Rigoletto, written by Verdi.
March 11th, 1848 (March 11 1848)EventLouis-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 11th, 1845 (March 11 1845)EventThe Flagstaff War: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hone Heke and Kawiti lead 700 Maoris 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 11th, 1845 (March 11 1845)EventBritish baker Henry Jones invents self-raising flour.
March 11th, 1824 (March 11 1824)EventThe United States War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
March 11th, 1801 (March 11 1801)EventPaul I of Russia is assassinated, leading the way for his son Alexander I to accede the throne.Ron Paul Quotes
March 11th, 1779 (March 11 1779)EventArmy Corps of Engineers for the United States is authorized by Congress.
March 11th, 1708 (March 11 1708)EventQueen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
March 11th, 1702 (March 11 1702)EventThe first regular English language newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published in London, England.
March 11th, 1649 (March 11 1649)EventThe Frondeurs (rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.
March 11th, 1425 (March 11 1425)EventThutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
March 11th, 1387 (March 11 1387)EventThe Battle of Castagnaro begins.
March 11th, 0928 (March 11 0928)EventTrpimir II succeeds to the Croatian throne.

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