March 2011 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Tomb of a 700 year old female mummy, discovered by road workers, opened in Taizhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Mar 9 Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
  • Mar 11 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and causing the second worst nuclear accident in history
  • Mar 12 A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.
  • Mar 30 The global credit information group Experian highlight in a report that the economic recovery for Wales is slower than the rest of the UK, stating a forecasted growth of 1.6% per year over the next decade as compared to 2.2% for the rest of the United Kingdom

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 May Cutler, Canadian politician and publisher (b. 1923)
  • Mar 4 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)
  • Mar 4 Frank Chirkinian, American producer (b.c. 1926)
  • Mar 4 Vivienne Harris, British businesswoman and newspaper publisher (b.c. 1921)
  • Mar 4 Charles Jarrott, British film and television director (b. 1927)
  • Mar 4 Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 4 Arjun Singh, Indian politician (b. 1930)
  • Mar 4 Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 4 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate (b. 1925)
  • Mar 9 David Broder, American journalist (b. 1929)
  • Mar 16 Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan. (b. 1931)
  • Mar 26 Geraldine Ferraro, Congresswoman and VP nominee (b. 1935)
  • Mar 26 Diana Wynne Jones, British fantasy writer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 26 Paul Baran, internet pioneer who helped create the technical underpinnings of Arpanet, dies at 84
  • Mar 29 ├éngelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)