On This Day in History for March 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 130 of 130

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • 1986 1 million days since the foundation of Rome on April 21st, 753 BC
  • 1986 187.27 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • 1986 Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
  • 1988 Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire
  • 1988 British pound note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by one pound coin
  • 1990 Lithuania declares its Independence
  • 1993 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
  • 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 President Nazarbajev disbands Kazakhstan 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 December 3, 2007.
  • 1999 Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as the first female president of Chile

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • 2009 Winnenden school shooting - 17 people are killed at a school in Germany.
  • 2010 Sebastián Piñera becomes Chilean president
  • 2011 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
  • 2012 US soldier kills 16 civilians in Afghanistan
  • 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
  • 2017 At least 65 killed in landslide at rubbish dump near Addis Ababa, Ethopia

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 101 of 101

  • 1984 Tom James, British rower

Weddings in History

Deaths in History