March 11 Events in History - March 11 Birthdays - March 11 Deaths
2015 The U.S. will support the Ukraine in its fight against separatist militants by providing $75 million in non-lethal aid in the form of drones, ambulances and radios; Humvees will also be sent under a separate agreement
2014 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves an electric nerve stimulating device for treatment of migraine headaches
2014 The menswear industry consolidates as Men's Wearhouse announces a merger with JoS. A. Bank Clothiers
2013 The Falkland Islands sovereignty referendum resulted in 99.8% of voters supporting that the Islands remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom
2013 In China, more than 9,000 pigs were found rotting in the Huangpu river, threatening to contaminate Shanghai's drinking supply; the government said the water quality in the city tested as normal
2012 Krasna Horka, a historic Slovakian castle, is heavily damaged in a fire
2012 Russians stage protests in response to last week's election of Vladimir Putin as President for a third term
2011 Sendai, a major 9.0 earthquake strikes offshore of Japan's Miyagi Prefecture; 10-meter high tsunami's are produced near its epicenter, reaching land through the Pacific ocean
2011 Japan's Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant suffers a radiation leak after the earthquake; thousands of nearby residents are evacuated
2010 The second day of conflict between Somali government troops and opposition forces in Mogadishu results in more than 20 civilian deaths
2006 Slobodan Milosevic found dead in cell in the Hague
2004 At least 170 die in train bombings in Madrid
1997 3rd Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1997 Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
1997 Beatle Paul McCartney knighted Sir Paul by the Queen
1997 San Francisco Giant J. T. Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
1996 Chris Harris scores 130 in losing New Zealand side vs. Australia, World Cup
1996 Mark Waugh scores 110 vs. New Zealand for his third century of the World Cup
1995 -36.8 degrees F (-38.2 degrees C) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67 degrees N
1995 President Nazarbajev disbands Kazachstan parliament
1995 Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in U.S.
1995 Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03m
1994 Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as president of Chile
1993 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
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 first
1990 16th People's Choice Awards
1990 Lithuania declares it's Independence
1990 Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
1988 Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire
1987 Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
1986 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC
1986 12th People's Choice Awards
1986 187.27 million shares traded in New York 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
1985 Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
1984 Chris Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1983 Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill and Dean (GRB)
1983 Ice Pairs Championship at Helsinki won by Valova and Vasiliev (URS)
1983 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)
1983 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1982 Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
1981 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
1981 Johnny Mize and Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1980 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs. Pak cricket draw
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
1979 Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minutes NHL hockey game
1978 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1978 USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
1977 Moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington D.C.
1975 Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
1974 Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1972 "Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 97 performances
1970 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills and Nash, Peggy Lee win
1970 Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
1968 Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
1968 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 12nd string quartet
1968 Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for 'Dock of the Bay'
1966 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out
1965 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
1963 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
1961 Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks and Maple Leafs (20 each)
1960 Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus
1959 "Raisin in the Sun," 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
1959 Teddy Scholten wins Eurovision Song festival with "A Little Bit"
1958 Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
1958 Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets
1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1954 U.S. Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1953 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
1953 American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches
1948 Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
1948 Reginald Weit became the 1st black to play in the U.S. Tennis Open
1948 WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting
1945 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs
1945 Flemish nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death
1944 Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested
1943 Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
1942 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschewitz Concentration Camp
1942 General MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia
1942 Japanese troop land on North-Sumatra
1941 Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, to become wrestling champ
1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Lend-Lease Bill to lend money to Britain
1938 Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country
1935 Bank of Canada opens
1935 Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
1934 Netherlands beats Belgium 9-3, in soccer
1930 President and Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
1928 Netherlands and Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
1927 1st armored commercial car hold-up in U.S., Pittsburgh
1927 1st golden gloves tournament
1927 Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (New York City)
1926 Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
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
1922 Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games
1919 General strike in Germany, crushed
1918 Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
1918 Save the Redwoods League founded
1917 British troops occupy Baghdad
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)
1912 1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-minute periods, formerly played in 30-minute halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
1910 Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 vs. SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
1905 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
1901 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
1895 Spanish cruiser Reina Regenta sinks at Gibraltar, 400 killed
1892 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Massachuetts)
1888 Great blizzard of '88 strikes the North East U.S.
1882 Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton New Jersey
1867 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos," premieres in Paris
1867 Great Mauna Loa eruption (Hawaiian volcano)
1865 General Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, North Carolina
1864 Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
1862 General Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac, General Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
1861 Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
1851 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto," premieres in Venice
1850 Woman's Medical College of Penn (1st female medical school)
1835 HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
1824 U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
1823 1st normal school in U.S. opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt
1812 Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
1810 Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise
1795 Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
1794 Royal Theatre in London's Dury Lane opens
1791 Samuel Mulliken, Philadelphia, is 1st to obtain more than 1 U.S. patent
1789 Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington D.C.
1779 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
1702 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant," publishes
1669 Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
1665 NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
1649 Treaty of Rueil destroys 1st Fronde-uprising
1598 Countess Charlotte of Nassau marries duke Claude de la Tremoille
1597 Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
1567 Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
1563 League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II
1513 Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
1502 Tebriz, shah Ismail I of Persia crowned
1302 Romeo and Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare
843 Icon worship officially re-instated in Aya Sofia Constantinople
537 Goths lay siege to Rome
417 Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome