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11 March

222 – Roman Empire – Emperor Elagabalus murdered. http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/elagabalus.html

1387 – Italy – Battle of Castagnaro. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Castagnaro

1641 – Argentina – Battle of Mbororé. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mboror%C3%A9

1649 – France – Peace of Rueil signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_of_Rueil

1702 – England – Daily Courant newspaper first published. https://patriciahysell.wordpress.com/tag/the-daily-courant/

1784 – India – Treaty of Mangalore signed (Second Anglo-Mysore War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Mangalore

1811 – Portugal – Battle of Pombal (Peninsular War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pombal

1845 – NZ – Northern War began. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/northern-war

1848 – Canada – Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine became Prime Minister (East), Robert Baldwin (West). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis-Hippolyte_Lafontaine  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Baldwin#Baldwin_.26_LaFontaine

1861 – USA – Constitution of the Confederate States of America adopted (American Civil War). http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederate-constitution-adopted

1864 – UK – Dale Dyke Dam collapsed at Low Bradfield, Sheffield, causing flooding, 250 killed. https://youtu.be/iVdptJeXvDY  https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/archives-and-local-studies/research-guides/sheffield-flood.html

1872 – Wales – Construction of Seven Sisters Colliery began. http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/GlamWest/SevenSisters.htm

1879 – Japan – Emperor Shō Tai abdicated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8D_Tai


1888 – USA – Blizzard along eastern coast began, 400+ killed. https://youtu.be/hC9Ux8fQWA4 http://www.infoplease.com/spot/blizzard1.html

1917 – Mesopotamia – Fall of Baghdad (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Baghdad_(1917)

1927 – USA – Roxy Theatre opened in New York. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/556

1928 – UK – Air Union (France) plane crashed in English Channel, off Folkestone, Kent, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19280311-0

1943 – China – CNAC plane crashed near Luishui, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430311-0

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Stuart, Florida, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440311-4

1944 – UK – USAAF plane crashed at Axford, Ramsbury, 2 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440311-1

1945 – India/Burma – USAAF plane missing, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440311-4

1945 – Ulithi – Operation Tan No. 2 (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tan_No._2

1945 – Germany – Operation Versitable ended (WWII). http://ww2today.com/8-february-1945-operation-veritable-british-and-canadians-attack  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Veritable

1950 – USA – USAF plane crashed at Hope, AR, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500311-0

1951 – Hong Kong – Pacific Overseas Airlines plane crashed at Hong Long Island, 24 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510311-0

1952 – UK – RAF plane crashed at Swinderby RAF Station, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520311-1

1967 – Cambodia – Cambodian Civil War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_Civil_War

1968 – Laos – Battle of Lima Site 85 ended (Vietnam War). https://youtu.be/UC3mqwVuLgU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lima_Site_85

1977 – USA – Hanafi Siege ended, 2 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_Hanafi_Siege

1978 – Israel – Coastal Road Massacre, 37 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastal_Road_massacre

1982 – Norway – Widerøe Flight 933 crashed near Nortkapp, 15 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19820311-0

1983 – Pakistan – Nuclear weapon cold test. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project-706

1990 – Lithuania – Independence from USSR. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lithuania-proclaims-its-independence

1990 – Chile – Patricio Aylwin became President. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricio_Aylwin

1993 – USA – Janet Reno became first female US Attorney General. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Reno

1995 – Argentina – Summer XII Pan American Games began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_Pan_American_Games

2004 – Spain – Madrid Train Bombing, 191 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/guides/457000/457031/html/

2006 – Chile – Michelle Bachelet became first female President. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Bachelet

2007 – Abkhazia – Georgia helicopter incident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Georgia_helicopter_incident


2009 – Germany – Winnenden school shooting, 16 killed. https://youtu.be/RmEnwHI3fho WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7936817.stm

2010 – Chile – Sebastián Piñera became President. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebasti%C3%A1n_Pi%C3%B1era

2010 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 6.9Mw, epicentre in Pilchilemu, 1 killed.

2011 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 9.0Mw, epicentre in Tōhoku, caused tsunami, 15,341 killed. https://youtu.be/EHHrN8k2ZkQ WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_T%C5%8Dhoku_earthquake_and_tsunami

2011 – Japan – Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. https://youtu.be/fyIBlygNlcc WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster

2012 – Afghanistan – Kandahar Massacre, 16 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17334643

2016 – Brazil – São Paulo flood & mudslide, 21 killed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/12192044/Floods-and-mudslides-cause-devastating-damage-around-Sao-Paulo-Brazil.html

York

2011 – Spookfest started.

2011 – 14th York Festival of Science & Technology started.