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Events and People Who Made History on March 11

5th Century

417 - Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome

6th Century

537 - Goths lay siege to Rome

9th Century

843 - Icon worship officially re-instated in Aya Sofia Constantinople

14th Century

1302 - Romeo and Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare

16th Century

1502 - Tebriz, shah Ismail I of Persia crowned
1513 - Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
1563 - League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II
1567 - Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
1597 - Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
1598 - Countess Charlotte of Nassau marries duke Claude de la Tremoille

17th Century

1649 - Treaty of Rueil destroys 1st Fronde-uprising
1665 - NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
1669 - Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000

18th Century

1702 - 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant," publishes
1779 - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
1789 - Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington D.C.
1791 - Samuel Mulliken, Philadelphia, is 1st to obtain more than 1 U.S. patent
1794 - Royal Theatre in London's Dury Lane opens
1795 - Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols

19th Century

1810 - Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise
1812 - Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
1823 - 1st normal school in U.S. opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt
1824 - U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
1835 - HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
1850 - Woman's Medical College of Penn (1st female medical school)
1851 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto," premieres in Venice
1861 - Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
1862 - General Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac, General Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
1864 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
1865 - General Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, North Carolina
1867 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos," premieres in Paris
1867 - Great Mauna Loa eruption (Hawaiian volcano)
1882 - Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton New Jersey
1888 - Great blizzard of '88 strikes the North East U.S.
1892 - 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Massachuetts)
1895 - Spanish cruiser Reina Regenta sinks at Gibraltar, 400 killed

20th Century

1901 - Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
1904 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
1905 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
1910 - Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 vs. SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
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
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)
1917 - British troops occupy Baghdad
1918 - Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
1918 - Save the Redwoods League founded
1919 - General strike in Germany, crushed
1922 - Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games
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
1926 - Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
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)
1928 - Netherlands and Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
1930 - President and Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
1934 - Netherlands beats Belgium 9-3, in soccer
1935 - Bank of Canada opens
1935 - Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
1938 - Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country
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
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
1943 - Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
1944 - Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested
1945 - 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs
1945 - Flemish nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death
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
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
1954 - U.S. Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1956 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1958 - Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
1958 - Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets
1959 - "Raisin in the Sun," 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
1959 - Teddy Scholten wins Eurovision Song festival with "A Little Bit"
1960 - Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus
1961 - Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks and Maple Leafs (20 each)
1963 - Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
1965 - Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
1966 - Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out
1967 - Pink Floyd releases their 1st song (Arnold Layne)
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"
1970 - 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills and Nash, Peggy Lee win
1970 - Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
1972 - "Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 97 performances
1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1974 - Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
1974 - Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
1975 - Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails
1975 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 - Moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington D.C.
1978 - Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1978 - USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
1979 - Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minutes NHL hockey game
1980 - Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs. Pak cricket draw
1981 - Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
1981 - Johnny Mize and Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1982 - Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
1982 - Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington D.C.
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)
1984 - Chris Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
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
1987 - Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
1988 - Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire
1990 - 16th People's Choice Awards
1990 - Lithuania declares it's Independence
1990 - Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
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
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 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
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
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

21st Century

2004 - At least 170 die in train bombings in Madrid
2006 - Slobodan Milosevic found dead in cell in the Hague


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