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March 11 Historical Events

The following events took place on March 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 46 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 222
    Emperor Elagabalus is assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a revolt. Their mutilated bodies are dragged through the streets of Rome before being thrown into the Tiber.
  • 1387
    Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
  • 1641
    Guaraní forces living in the Jesuit reductions defeat bandeirantes loyal to the Portuguese Empire at the Battle of Mbororé in present-day Panambí, Argentina.
  • 1649
    The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
  • 1702
    The Daily Courant, England’s first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
  • 1708
    Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
  • 1784
    The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.
  • 1811
    During André Masséna’s retreat from the Lines of Torres Vedras, a division led by French Marshal Michel Ney fights off a combined Anglo-Portuguese force to give Masséna time to escape.
  • 1824
    The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • 1845
    Flagstaff War: Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.
  • 1848
    Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
  • 1851
    The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.
  • 1864
    The Great Sheffield Flood kills 238 people in Sheffield, England.
  • 1867
    The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
  • 1872
    Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
  • 1879
    Shō Tai formally abdicated his position of King of Ryūkyū, under orders from Tokyo, ending the Ryukyu Kingdom
  • 1888
    The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
  • 1916
    USS Nevada (BB-36) is commissioned as the first US Navy “super-dreadnought”.
  • 1917
    World War I: Mesopotamian campaign: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
  • 1918
    The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.
  • 1927
    In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
  • 1931
    Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union.
  • 1932
    Booming Ben, the last heath hen was seen for the final time.
  • 1933
    Ground breaking musical film 42nd Street is released.
  • 1941
    World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.
  • 1942
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur flees Corregidor.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived Japanese puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.
  • 1946
    Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.

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