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Lesotho: Moshoeshoe Day
(Observation of the anniversary of the death of Moshoeshoe I: 3/11/1870)
Lesotho U.S. Department of State World Travel Guide
Lithuania: Restoration of Statehood Day
(Commemorates the restoration of Lithuanian Statehood March 11, 1990)
Lithuania The Soviet Union U.S. Department of State
1731 Robert Treat Paine (Massachusetts-born Signer of the Declaration of Independence) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Declaration of Independence
1785 John McLean (New Jersey-born Associated Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) New Jersey Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court
1890 W. Lee (Pappy) O'Daniel (Ohio-born Governor of Texas, U.S. Senator) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Texas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Texas State Historical Association
1899 Frederick IX (King of Denmark) Danish Political and Social Leaders
1909 John M. Burgess (Michigan-born African-American Bishop of the American Episcopal Church) Michigan Political and Social Leaders Religion African-American Political and Social Leaders African-American Registry
1916 Harold Wilson (Prime Minister of England) British History
1926 Ralph Abernathy (Alabama-born Clergyman, Civil Rights Leader) Ralph Abernathy U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Political and Social Leaders
1936 Antonin Scalia (New Jersey-born Associated Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Antonin Scalia U.S.. Supreme Court
1948 Roy Barnes (Governor of Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1950 Jerry Zucker (Wisconsin-born Film Producer) Wisconsin Performing Artists Filmmakers Wisconsin Historical Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1870 Moshoeshoe I (King of Lesotho) Lesotho Political and Social Leaders South African History
1884 Ben Thompson (Texas Gunslinger Killed in a San Antonio Theatre By Accomplices of Longtime Enemies) Notorious Texans Notorious Americans History Channel
1916 Henry Gassaway Davis (Maryland-born U.S. Senator from West Virginia) Maryland Political and Social Leaders West Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress West Virginia State Archive
2006 Slobodan Milosevic (Yugoslavian Dictator) Slobodan Milosevic
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1779 The U.S. Congress Establishes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Congress American Revolution U.S. Army Corps of Engineers History Channel
1810 Emperor Napoleon of France Is Married by Proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria Austrian Poliitcal and Social Leaders French Poliitcal and Social Leaders Napoleon New York Times
1824 U.S. Department of War Creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Interior Native-American Studies American Studies Today Online
1862 President Lincoln Issues War Order No. 3, Shuffling the General Assignments at the Top of the Union Command President Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs History Channel
Troops of the First Minnesota Infantry Regiment Occupy the Town of Berryville, Virginia Berryville, Virginia Minnesota Military Figures American Civil War Minnesota Historical Society
In Florida, the Crew of the U.S.S. Wabash Occupies Fort Marion and St. Augustine with No Opposition St. Augustine, Florida Forts American Civil War Florida Historical Society
In Florida, Two Confederate Gunboats under Construction in Pensacola Bay Are Burned to Prevent Their Capture by Federal Forces Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 In Jacksonville, Florida, Confederate Forces Attack Union Positions and Force Federal Soldiers to Retreat to Their Gunboats Jacksonville, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 In Florida, Federal Ships Capture Three Blockade Runners Jacksonville, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1865 Sherman's Union Troops Capture Fayetteville, North Carolina and Destroy the Fayetteville Arsenal Fayetteville, North Carolina General Sherman Capture of Fayetteville Library of Congress
President Lincoln Issues Proclamation Offering Pardon to Deserters Who Return to Service and Loss of Citizenship for Those Who Do Not President Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1895 Spanish Cruiser Reina Regenta Sinks at Gibraltar, 400 Die Spain Naval History Death University of Manitoba
1917 British Troops Capture Baghdad Iraq Great Britain World War I British National Army Museum
1930 Taft Is First President Buried at Arlington National Cemetery William Howard Taft Arlington National Cemetery Historic Firsts Arlington National Cemetery Website
1938 Austrian Chancellor Schuschnigg Resigns in Response to an Ultimatum Issued by German Chancellor Adolf Hitler Nazi Germany Austria League of Nations
1941 President Roosevelt Signs Lend-Lease Act to Provide War Aid to Europe & Russia Soviet Union European History FDR Economics Word War II History Channel New York Times
1942 American Defenses Collapse in the Philippines and General Douglas MacArthur Pulls Out of the Islands, Vowing "I Shall Return." The Philippines General Douglas MacArthur Word War II History Channel
Near Alaska, the SS Mount McKinley, 4,861 Tons and Carrying Military Cargo, Is Wrecked at Scotch Cap, Unimak Pass Alaska Naval History Alaska Historical Society
1966 A Grand Jury Indicts Talmadge Hayer, Norman 3X Butler, and Thomas 15X Johnson for the Murder of Malcolm X Malcolm X Law and Legal Resources Famous African Americans New York Public Library (pdf)
1975 Portugal's General Spinola Fails in Military Coup Attempt Portugal World Socialist Web Site Television News Archive
USSR Conducts 20 kt Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons Volcano World, North Dakota State University
1977 Moslems Hold 130 Hostages in Washington D.C. Washington, D.C. Terrorism Television News Archive
1985 Mikhail Gorbachev Is Picked to Lead the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev The Cold War History Channel BBC
1990 A Free Parliament Declares Lithuania to be a Sovereign State Lithuania Fall of Soviet Communism Government of Lithuania
1993 Janet Reno Is Unanimously Confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Nation's First Female Attorney General Florida Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Department of Justice American Women in Politics Historic Firsts New York Times
1995 Sinn Fein Party Leader, Gerry Adams, Arrives in the United States Ireland Terrorism Television News Archive
2004 10 Terrorist Bombs Rip Through 4 Madrid Commuter Trains: 191 Die Spain Railroad Terrorism Death History Channel BBC
2006 Former Serb Leader Slobodan Milosevic Is Found Dead of a Heart Attack in His Prison Cell in the Netherlands Netherlands Slobodan Milosevic War Crimes Death New York Times
2011 9.0 Magnitude Earthquake, Aftershocks and 30' Tsunami Kill 20,000 in Japan, Leaving 500,00 Homeless and Creating Meltowns in Nuclear Power Plants Japan Earthquakes Nuclear Energy Death USGS

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