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This Day in History: March 11

March 11: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1702 - The Daily Courant, England's first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
  2. 1879 - Shō Tai formally abdicated his position of King of Ryūkyū, under orders from Tokyo, ending the Ryukyu Kingdom
  3. 1990 - Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
  4. 1993 - Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
  5. 2006 - Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Urbain Le Verrier (French mathematician and astronomer), Vannevar Bush (American engineer), Robert Havemann (German chemist), J. C. R. Licklider (American computer scientist and psychologist), Nicolaas Bloembergen (Dutch-American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)

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