Historical Events In March - 11
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1943 Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands on March - 11.
1944 Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested on March - 11.
1944 Hendrik W van Loon, Neth/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62 on March - 11.
1945 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs on this day in history.
1945 Flemish Nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death on this day in history.
1947 On this day in history ottawa-born Barbara Ann Scott gets a ticker-tape parade down Bay Street after winning the World Figure Skating Championship; a year later she wins Olympic Gold.
1947 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.
1948 Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed on March - 11.
1948 1st black in the US Tennis Open (Reginald Weir) on March - 11.
1949 On this day in history juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer, dies at 76
1950 On this day in history florence Arliss, actress (Disraeli), dies at 78
1951 On this day in history philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66
1953 An American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches on this day in history.
1953 On March - 11 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
1954 On this day in history uS Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1955 On this day in history alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73
1956 On this day in history louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1956 On this day in history sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83
1957 Richard E Byrd, US, explorer (Antarctica), dies at 68 on March - 11.
1958 On March - 11 charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
1959 The HSS-2 amphibian all-weather anti submarine warfare helicopter made its first flight on March - 11.
1959 On this day in history the new home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team was officially named Candlestick Park.
1959 On March - 11 "Raisin in the Sun," 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
1959 Haydn Wood, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth &Venus
1960 On March - 11 roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
1962 Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1963 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain on this day in history.
1963 On March - 11 mahomed Nissar, cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies
1965 On this day in history indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
1965 On this day in history julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker starred in the film adaptation of the popular Broadway hit, "The Sound of Music".
1965 James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered on this day in history.
1966 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out on this day in history.
1967 Pink Floyd releases their 1st song (Arnold Layne) on this day in history.