On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
  • Ilhan Mimaroglu, composer
  • Patricia Tindaole, England, architect

Person of interestRalph Abernathy

Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), born in Linden, Alabama (d. 1990)

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Abernathy
  • Thomas Starzl, American surgeon, performed 1st successful liver transplant, born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Biddy Anderson, South African cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies at 51