THIS DAY IN HISTORY 11/03


This day in #history 11/03

MARCH 11TH

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1918 – Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia

1963 – Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain

1985 – Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

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1990 – Lithuania declares its Independence

2003 – The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.

2006 – Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.

2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (80 miles) 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.

2013 – Falkland Islands’ sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1811 – Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, co-discoverer (Neptune)

1922 – Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77)

1923 – Robert Muller an international civil  servant with the United Nations

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1952 – Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

1978 – Didier Drogba, Ivorian footballer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1955 – Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73

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