History -11 March 2019

Important events of 11th March

  • 1399 – Taimur Lang crossing the Indus river after killing Delhi in northern India.
  • 1669 – The eruption of the Etna volcano in Italy killed 15 thousand people.
  • 1881 – Ramnath Tagore’s statue was established in the town hall of Calcutta (now Kolkata). He is the first Indian whose statue was put in the Town Hall.
  • 1895 – 400 passengers died after drowning in Gibraltar of Spain’s ship Reina Regentta.
  • 1904 – Malta Island joined Islamic areas.
  • 1917 – British forces occupy Baghdad.
  • 1918 – Moscow became the capital of Russia.
  • 1935 – Bank Canada was formed.
  • 1948 – Jal Usha, the first modern ship of the country, was launched in Visakhapatnam.
  • 1963 – Somalia breaks diplomatic relations with Britain.
  • 1978 – 45 people died in a terrorist attack in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
  • 1981 – The Constitution came into effect in Chile.
  • 1985 – First and last President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev became the supreme leader of the Soviet Union.
  • 1990 – Lithuania announces independence.
  • 1996 – Iran withdraws Fatwa against Saturnic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
  • 1999 – Infosys Company is the first Indian company to come in the list of NASDAQ International Stock Exchange.
  • 2001 – Pullela Gopichand becomes world champion in badminton
  • 2001 – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan visits four countries of Asia beginning from Pakistan, agreeing with India’s stand on Annan Kashmir, the Taliban rejected the request of Annan in relation to the destruction of Buddhist statues.
  • 2004 – In the bomb blasts at three railway stations in the capital of Madrid, 190 people were killed, about 1,200 were injured.
  • 2006 – The Greek Parliament passed the legislation allowing cremation by majority.
  • 2007 – Sunita Chakraborty completes 2,012 kilometers of journey from Kolkata to Wagah and completes seven days in the reverse gear.
  • 2008 – 57 members of the 8th Legislative Assembly took oath in Meghalaya.
  • 2008 – Appropriation Bill passed by sound vote in both the houses of Uttar Pradesh.
  • 2008 – 26 killed in two suicide bombers in Pakistan’s Lahore
  • 2008 – American Space Agency NASA’s Yan Endeavor flies towards the space station.
  • 2011- Indian Defense Scientists have successfully tested the Dhanush and Earth missiles killing 350 kilometers away on Orissa’s coast.
  • 2011 – Thousands of people were killed and earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the Fukushima nuclear plant collapsed.

Born on 11th March

  • 1915 – Vijay Hazare – India’s known cricketer.
  • 1925 – Madan Singh Matawale – One of the prominent persons struggling with Hyderabad State.
  • 1927 – V. Shanta – Ramon Magsaysay Award Winning Indian Female Doctor.
  • 1942 – Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister of Punjab.
  • 1961 – Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan – Prince of Abu Dhabi.

Death on 11th March

  • 1689 – Aurangzeb killed Shivaji’s son Sambhaji.
  • 1980 – Chandrabhanu Gupta – The famous freedom fighter and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Important Opportunities and Celebrations of March 11

  • Brahmarshi Yagnavalkya Jayanti
  • Dr. Vishwanathan Shantha Birthday
  • Shri Chandrabhanu Secret Memorial Day.