Friday, March 10, 2017

March 11

  • March 11, 222
    Elagabalus, Syrian emperor of Rome, is murdered at age 18. Alexander Severus succeeds
  • March 11, 537
    The Goths lay siege to Rome during the Gothic War
  • March 11, 1566
    The Second Statute of Lithuania goes into effect by the order of King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, Sigismund II Augustus and upholds a democracy of landowners
  • March 11, 1649
    The peace of Rueil is signed between the Frondeurs and the French government
  • March 11, 1702
    The first English daily newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published for first time
  • March 11, 1792
    The British St. George's Bay Company transport a second group of settlers, including 1,196 Blacks from Nova Scotia, 500 Jamaicans and dozens of rebellious slaves from other colonies, who found Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • March 11, 1810
    Emperor Napoleon of France marries by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria
  • March 11, 1811
    Ned Ludd, leader a group of workers in a wild protest against mechanization in Britain, begin their activity with destruction of textile machinery near Nottingham that is eliminating their jobs
  • March 11, 1845
    Seven hundred Māoris led by their chief, Hone Heke, burn the small town of Kororareka in protest at the settlement of Maoriland by Europeans, starting New Zealand Wars
  • March 11, 1851
    Rigoletto, an opera written by Giuseppe Verdi, is premiered at La Fenice in Venice
  • March 11, 1888
    Great Blizzard of 1888 strikes the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths
  • March 11, 1917
    British troops occupy Baghdad during World War I
  • March 11, 1935
    Hermann Göring, a leading member of the Nazi Party, officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
  • March 11, 1938
    An Austrian Nazi politician Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria after Hitler' ultimatum
  • March 11, 1941
    The US Congress passes "An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States", known as the Lend-Lease Bill, which will provide billions of dollars of war materials to the Allied powers
  • March 11, 1985
    Mikhail Gorbachev is elected General Secretary of the Communist Party of the U.S.S.R by the Politburo, which marks reorientation of Soviet strategic aims to the end of the Cold War
  • March 11, 1990
    Patricio Aylwin is sworn-in as the first democratically-elected Chilean president since 1970
  • March 11, 2004
    In Madrid, Spain, ten simultaneous explosions on commuter trains and in rail stations kill 190 people
  • March 11, 2006
    Slobodan Milošević is found dead at age 64 from an apparent heart attack in his prison cell in the United Nations war crimes tribunal's detention centre, located in the Scheveningen section of The Hague
  • March 11, 2011
    A 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan, killing 15,840 and leaving another 3,926 missing, followed by emergencies declared at four nuclear power plants affected by the quake

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