This day in #history 11/03
1918 – Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
1963 – Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
1985 – Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
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
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
1952 – Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
1978 – Didier Drogba, Ivorian footballer
1955 – Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73