On This Day in History, March 11

The read an E-Book week, falls around this date. A holiday that encourages readers to easily access and enjoy books from their portable devices.

In the same reading spirit, you are called upon to learn the historic events of March 11, sure to make you more informed. Here is a list for you!

  • 1791 – Samuel Mulliken became the first person to receive more than one patent from the U.S. Patent Office.
  • 1867– The volcano Great Mauna Loa erupted in Hawaii.
  • 1905– The Parisian subway was officially inaugurated.
  • 1907– In Bulgaria, Premier Nicolas Petkov was murdered.
  • 1918- The first case of the worst influenza epidemics in history was reported at Fort Riley, Kansas.
  • 1930 Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000.
  • 1938– On this date, the Revenue Act of 1938 was passed.
  • 1941– President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Act, allowing the United States to provide military aid to the Allies during World War II.
  • 1955-The discoverer of Penicillin – Sir Alexander Fleming, died in London of A Heart Attack.
  • 1967– Concerns rose among Americans when Gov. George Romney decided to run for president under the Republican ticket.
  • 1969-Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans.
  • 1977– The 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims were freed after ambassadors from three Islamic nations joined negotiations.
  • 1985-Mikhail Gorbachev replaced Konstantin Chernenko as the Soviet leader.
  • 1993-Janet Reno was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next attorney general.
  • 1997-Paul McCartney from the Beatles was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1999-Brazil major power outage had affected up to 90 million people.
  • 2004-Four trains in Madrid were attacked by terrorists using 10 bombs exploded via mobile telephone, killing 191 people.
  • 2006-Slobodan Milosevic of the Netherlands was found dead of a heart attack in his prison cell, ending his U.N. war crimes trial.
  • 2009-Nicolas Sarkozy announced France’s return to NATO’s military command.
  • 2011- An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 hit the coast of Japan, causing massive amounts of damage and dangerous tsunamis, making it the most powerful earthquake in Japan’s history.

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