What Happened on March 11, 1872

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
  • The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.

Famous Birthdays

  • Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector