History March 11th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0417 - Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome
    0537 - Goths lay siege to Rome
    1302 - Romeo and Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare
    1502 - Tebriz] shah Ismail I of Persia crowned
    1513 - Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
    1669 - Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
    1779 - US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
    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
    1861 - Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
    1867 - Great Mauna Loa eruption (Hawaiian volcano)
    1882 - Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ
    1888 - Great blizzard of '88 strikes NE US
    1895 - Spanish cruiser Reina Regenta sinks at Gibraltar, 400 killed
    1917 - British troops occupy Baghdad
    1918 - Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
    1918 - Save the Redwoods League founded
    1927 - 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
    1927 - Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
    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
    1942 - 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschewitz Concentration Camp
    1943 - #@!&% Militia forms in Netherlands
    1945 - 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs
    1948 - Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
    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
    1960 - Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus
    1963 - Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
    1970 - Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
    1974 - Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
    1977 - Moslems hold 130 hostages in Wash DC
    1978 - Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
    1981 - Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
    1985 - Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
    1986 - 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC
    1986 - Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
    1990 - Lithuania declares it's Independence
    1997 - Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
    2004 - Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190