On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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
  • 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 Féin 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

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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 for the 1st time
  • 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 at Fukushima nuclear plant
  • 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

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2018 China's National People's Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, will allow Xi Jinping presidency for life

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2018 Greek football Super League suspended after PAOK Salonika's president Ivan Savvidis invades pitch with a gun after goal disallowed

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2019 Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, refutes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement “Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people – and only it.”

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 2019 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (82) changes his mind saying he will not seek a fifth term and postpones elections after mass protests


2020 COVID-19 declared a pandemic by the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, with 121,564 cases worldwide and 4,373 deaths

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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  • 2020 Smallest dinosaur ever discovered - skull preserved in piece of amber smaller than a fingertip from a mine in Myanmar, reported in "Nature"
  • 2020 11-year bull market ends as the Dow Jones industrial average falls more than 20%, becoming a bear market

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2021 British Prince William says the royal family is “very much not a racist family” in first public comments since interview by brother Harry and wife Meghan

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 2021 Digital art work "Everydays: The First 5,000 Days" a digital college by Beeple, with a non-fungible token, sells for record $69.4 million in online auction by Christie's

Birthdays in History

  • 1984 Tom James, British rower

Weddings in History

Deaths in History