Historical Events on 11th March
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1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
417 - Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome
537 - Goths lay siege to Rome
843 - Icon veneration officially re-instated in Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople
928 - Trpimir II succeeds to the Croatian throne.
1387 - The Battle of Castagnaro begins.
1502 - Ismail I crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524), founder of the Safavid dynasty
1513 - Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
1563 - League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II
1567 - Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
1597 - Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
1649 - The Frondeurs (French rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.
1665 - NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
1669 - Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
King of Spain Philip II 1702 - 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
1708 - Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
1779 - US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
1789 - Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington, D.C.
1791 - Samuel Mulliken, Phila, is 1st to obtain more than 1 US patent
1795 - Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
1812 - Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
1823 - 1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt
1824 - US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affair
1835 - HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs 1845 - The Flagstaff War: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hone Heke and Kawiti lead 700 Māoris 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.
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.
1850 - Woman's Medical College of Penn (1st female medical school)
Composer Giuseppe Verdi 1851 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice
1861 - Confederate convention in Montgomery adopts constitution (US Civil War)
1862 - Lincoln removes George McClellen as general-in-chief
1862 - 12] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
1863 - 25th Grand National: George Stevens aboard Emblem wins
1864 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
1864 - The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
1865 - General William T. Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC
1867 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris
1872 - Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
Union General William Tecumseh Sherman 1872 - The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
1882 - Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ
1888 - Great blizzard of '88 strikes northeastern US
1892 - 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass)
1895 - Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die
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.
1900 - British Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury rejects peace overtures from the Boer leader Paul Kruger (on 5 March) as demanding too-favourable terms
1901 - Cincinnati Enquirer reports Balt mgr John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
1904 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
1905 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
1910 - Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 v SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
1912 - 1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
1912 - Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.
1915 - The British declare a blockade of all German ports
1917 - 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
1917 - British forces occupy Baghdad, the capital of Mesopotamia, after Turkish forces evacuated
1918 - Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
1918 - Save the Redwoods League founded
1918 - First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu in the US are reported at Fort Riley, Kansas.
1919 - General strike in Germany crushed
1920 - Syria proclaims Emir Feisal king after the country has fought off French domination
1922 - Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games
1924 - 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
1924 - Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London
1924 - NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
1926 - Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
1927 - 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
1927 - 1st golden gloves tournament
1927 - Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
1928 - Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
1930 - Pres & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
1931 - Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union.
1934 - Netherlands beats Belgium 9-3, in soccer
1935 - Bank of Canada opens
Nazi Politician Hermann Goering 1935 - Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
1936 - British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.
1938 - Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country
1941 - Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, to become wrestling champ
1941 - FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
1942 - 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1942 - Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia
1942 - Japanese troop land on North Sumatra
1943 - Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
1944 - Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested
1945 - 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs
1945 - Flemish nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death
WW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1948 - Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
1948 - WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
1953 - American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb 15,000 feet on Mars Bluff, South Carolina; it created a crater 75 feet acrosss, but the nuclear core did not detonate, due to 6 safety catches
1954 - US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1956 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1958 - Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
1958 - Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets
1959 - "Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
1959 - 4th Eurovision Song Contest: Teddy Scholten for Netherlands wins singing "Een beetje" in Cannes
1960 - Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus
US Senator Joseph McCarthy 1961 - Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks & Maple Leafs (20 each)
1963 - Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
1964 - 21st Golden Globes: The Cardinal, Sidney Poitier, & Leslie Caron win
1965 - Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
1966 - Military coup led by Indonesian Gen Suharto breaks out
1966 - A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people.
1967 - Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne)
1967 - 14th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73
1968 - Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
1968 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet
1968 - Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for " Dock of the Bay"
1970 - 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win
1970 - Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
2nd President of Indonesia Suharto 1972 - "Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 97 performances
1972 - 19th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 73-64
1972 - OPEC threatens "appropriate sanctions" against companies that "fail to comply with . . . any action taken by a Member Country in accordance with [OPEC] decisions."
1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1974 - Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
1974 - Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
1975 - Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails
1975 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - Muslims hold 130 hostages in Wash DC
1978 - Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1978 - USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
1979 - Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game
1980 - Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw
1981 - Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
1981 - Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1982 - Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
1982 - Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion
1982 - Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington, D.C.
1982 - US boycotts Libyan crude oil
1983 - Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
1983 - Ice Pairs Championship at Helsinki won by Valova & Vasiliev (URS)
1983 - Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)
1983 - Men's Fig Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin 1983 - 9th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Jane Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans & Loretta Swit win (TV)
1984 - Christa Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1984 - 31st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats Duke, 74-62
1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
1986 - 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC
1986 - 187.27 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986 - Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons
1986 - Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
1986 - NFL adopts instant replay rule
1987 - Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
1988 - Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire
1988 - British pound note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by one pound coin
1990 - 16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby 1990 - Lithuania declares its Independence
1990 - Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
1990 - 37th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #14 Georgia Tech beats Virginia, 70-61
1990 - 31st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Ole Miss, 70-51
1990 - 11th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Syracuse, 78-75
1991 - 17th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV)
1991 - Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records
1991 - John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award
1991 - Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
1993 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 1994 - Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as president of Chile
1995 - -36.8°F (-38.2°C) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67°N
1995 - Pres Nazarbajev disbands Kazachstan parliament
1995 - Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in US
1995 - Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03m
1996 - Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup
1996 - Mark Waugh scores 110 v NZ for his third century of the World Cup
1996 - The EU Database Directive is passed.
1996 - John 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.
1997 - Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
1997 - Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II
1997 - SF Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
1999 - Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 2000 - 21st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Connecticut, 80-70
2001 - 48th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats #6 North Carolina, 79-53
2001 - 42nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Ole Miss, 77-55
2003 - The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.
2004 - Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190
2006 - Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as the first female president of Chile.
2006 - 27th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Pittsburgh, 65-61
2007 - 54th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #8 North Carolina beats NC State, 89-80
President of Chile Michelle Bachelet 2007 - 48th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Arkansas, 77-56
2009 - Winnenden school shooting - 17 people are killed at a school in Germany.
2010 - Sebastián Piñera become chilean president.
2011 - An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
2012 - US soldier kills 16 civilians in Afghanistan
2012 - 59th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #17 Florida State beats #4 North Carolina, 85-82
2012 - 53rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Vanderbilt beats Kentucky, 71-64
2013 - European Union bans the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals
2013 - North Korea cuts the phone line with South Korea, breaching the 1953 armistice
2013 - Falkland Islands’ sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom
2014 - Refugees from Syria pour into the Kingdom of Jordan
— Historical Events on this Day —