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Historical Events Happened In March - 11

Sunday, 21 December 2014

1967  The World Cup skiing title was earned by Jean-Claude Killy of France on March - 11.  

1967  On March - 11 u.S. 1st Infantry Division troops engage in one of the heaviest battles of Operation Junction City. The fierce fighting resulted in 210 reported North Vietnamese casualties.  

1967  On March - 11 geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85  

1968  On March - 11 anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting  

1968  Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet on this day in history.  

1968  Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay" on this day in history.  

1969  John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1970  On March - 11 12th Grammy Awards Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win  

1970  Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80  

1970  12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win on March - 11.  

1971  Philo T. Farnsworth, television pioneer, dies on March - 11.  

1971  Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64 on March - 11.  

1972  Fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1974  Mount Etna in Sicily erupts on March - 11.  

1974  Rhino Store gives people 5¢ to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album on March - 11.  

1975  Portugal military coup under General Spinola fails on March - 11.  

1975  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on March - 11.  

1975  Philip Bezanson, composer, dies at 59 on March - 11.  

1977  On March - 11 34 Israelis killed by Palestinians on the Tel Aviv-Haifa highway  

1977  On March - 11 moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington DC  

1978  Bobby Hull of the Winnipeg Jets joined Gordie Howe by getting career goal number 1,000 in a game against the Quebec Nordiques on March - 11.  

1978  On this day in history terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed  

1979  Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game on March - 11.  

1979  Victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88 on March - 11.  

1980  On this day in history rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs Pakistan cricket draw  

1981  On this day in history chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins  

1982  Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname on March - 11.  

1982  Harrison Williams (Senator-Democrat-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion on this day in history.  

1982  Menachem Begin &Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC on this day in history.  

1982  On March - 11 edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55  

1983  On March - 11 donald Maclean, spy and associate of Guy Burgess, buried in Moscow  

1983  World Ice Dance Championship in Helsinki Finland won by Jayne Torvill &Christopher Dean (Great Britain) on March - 11.  

1983  On this day in history world Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Elena Valova &Oleg Vasiliev (USSR)  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1544  On March - 11 birth of torquato Tasso, Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)  

1549  On March - 11 birth of hendrik L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer  

1549  On March - 11 birth of henric Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance poet (Hertspiegel)  

1596  On this day in history birth of isaac Elsevier, book publisher  

1654  Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer was born on this day in history.  

1683  Giovanni Veneziano, composer was born on this day in history.  

1725  Henry Benedict Stuart, pretender to the throne of Great Britain (d. 1807) was born on March - 11.  

1731  Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence) was born on March - 11.  

Famous Deaths In March - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0222  Death of Varius A Bassianus, Syrian emperor of Rome (218-22), murdered at 18½ on March - 11.  

0638  On this day in history sophronius of Jerusalem, saint/patriarch of Jerusalem, dies  

0859  On this day in history death of eulogius of Cordoba, Spanish Bishop and Christian Martyr  

1198  On March - 11 death of marie de Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France (b. 1145)  

1486  Albrecht III Achilles, elector of Brandenburg, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1514  On March - 11 death of donato Bramante, Italian architect (b. 1444)  

1575  On March - 11 death of matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (b. 1520)  

1602  On March - 11 death of emilio de' Cavalieri, Italian composer