On This Day in History - March 11
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|What Happened On This Day In History - March 11|
1702 March 11
The Daily Courant, England's first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
1824 March 11
The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
1845 March 11
The Flagstaff War: Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and M?ori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.
1851 March 11
The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
1861 March 11
American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.
1864 March 11
The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
1917 March 11
World War I: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
1931 March 11
Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union.
1983 March 11
Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
1985 March 11
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
1990 March 11
Lithuania declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
1999 March 11
Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
2003 March 11
The International Criminal Court was founded in The Hague.
2004 March 11
Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
2006 March 11
Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
2011 March 11
An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.