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1984chris johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

1982Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC

186212] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief

1991Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records

1941Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, to become wrestling champ

1867Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris

1941FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)

199016th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

199117th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV)

1865General William T. Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC

1985Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

1935Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe

1789Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington DC

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic

1991Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic

1997Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II

1513Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X

1851Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice

1986Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons

1954US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics

1942Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia

March 11th Historical Events
Date Event
1425
Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty). 
BC
AD
417
Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome 
537
Goths lay siege to Rome 
843
Icon veneration officially re-instated in Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople 
928
Trpimir II succeeds to the Croatian throne. 
1387
The Battle of Castagnaro begins. 
1502
Ismail I crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524), founder of the Safavid dynasty 
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 
1649
The Frondeurs (French rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil. 
1665
NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights 
1669
Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000 
1702
1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes 
1708
Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation. 
1779
US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) 
1789
Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington DC 
1791
Samuel Mulliken, Phila, is 1st to obtain more than 1 US patent 
1795
Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols 
1812
Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews 
1823
1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt 
1824
US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affair 
1835
HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile 
1845
The Flagstaff War: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hone Heke and Kawiti lead 700 Māoris to chop down the British flagpole and drive settlers out of the British colonial settlement of Kororareka because of breaches of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi. 
1848
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government. 
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 (US Civil War) 
1862
Lincoln removes George McClellen as general-in-chief 
1862
12] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief 
1864
Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee 
1864
The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield. 
1865
General William T. Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC 
1867
Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris 
1872
Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain. 
1872
The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture. 
1882
Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ 
1888
Great blizzard of '88 strikes northeastern US 
1892
1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass) 
1895
Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die 
1897
A meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported. 
1900
British Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury rejects peace overtures from the Boer leader Paul Kruger (on 5 March) as demanding too-favourable terms 
1901
Cincinnati Enquirer reports Balt mgr 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 v SAfr), his only Test hit wicket 
1912
1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep 
1912
Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again. 
1915
The British declare a blockade of all German ports 
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
World War I: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude. 
1918
Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia 
1918
Save the Redwoods League founded 
1918
First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu in the US are reported at Fort Riley, Kansas. 
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 US, Pittsburgh 
1927
1st golden gloves tournament 
1927
Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC) 
1928
Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam) 
1930
Pres & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington 
1931
Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union. 
1934
Netherlands beats Belgium 9-3, in soccer 
1935
Bank of Canada opens 
1935
Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe 
1936
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany. 
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
FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain) 
1942
1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschwitz Concentration Camp 
1942
Gen 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
1st black in the US Tennis Open (Reginald Weir) 
1948
Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed 
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 15,000 feet on Mars Bluff, South Carolina; it created a crater 75 feet acrosss, but the nuclear core did not detonate, due to 6 safety catches 
1954
US 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 & Venus 
1961
Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks & 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 Gen Suharto breaks out 
1966
A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people. 
1967
Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne) 
1968
Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting 
1968
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet 
1968
Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for " Dock of the Bay" 
1970
12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win 
1970
Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation 
1972
"Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 97 performances 
1972
OPEC threatens "appropriate sanctions" against companies that "fail to comply with . . . any action taken by a Member Country in accordance with [OPEC] decisions." 
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
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1977
Moslems hold 130 hostages in Wash DC 
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 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game 
1980
Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw 
1981
Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins 
1981
Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
1982
Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname 
1982
Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion 
1982
Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC 
1982
US boycotts Libyan crude oil 
1983
Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill & Dean (GRB) 
1983
Ice Pairs Championship at Helsinki won by Valova & Vasiliev (URS) 
1983
Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA) 
1983
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA) 
1983
9th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Jane Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans & Loretta Swit win (TV) 
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
187.27 million shares traded in NY 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 
1988
British pound note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by one pound coin 
1990
16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV) 
1990
Lithuania declares its Independence 
1990
Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International 
1991
17th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV) 
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 as #1 
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
Pres Nazarbajev disbands Kazachstan 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 on December 3, 2007. 
1997
Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space 
1997
Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II 
1997
SF Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch 
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 
2006
Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile. 
2009
Winnenden school shooting - 17 people are killed at a school in Germany. 
2010
Sebastián Piñera become chilean president. 
2011
An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale. 
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 
2016
Turkish Agency Says Baby Among 5 Drowned Heading to Greece 
2016
Gunmen Open Fire on Backyard Party Near Pittsburgh, Killing 5 
2016
World Anti-Doping Agency says 99 meldonium cases this year 
2016
Ben Carson to endorse Donald Trump 
2016
Trump Rally in Chicago Canceled After Violent Scuffles 
2016
Browns waive Johnny Manziel after two rocky years 
2016
'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan investigated over animal cruelty complaints 
2016
Arab League brands Hezbollah a terrorist organisation 
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