World Day of Muslim Culture
1302 - Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare
1702 - 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" was published
1917 - World War I: Baghdad falls to the Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
1918 - The 'Spanish' influenza first reached America as 107 soldiers become sick at Fort Riley, Kansas. One quarter of the U.S. population eventually became ill from the deadly virus, resulting in 500,000 deaths. The death toll worldwide approached 22 million by the end of 1920.
March 11, 1941 - During World War II, the Lend-Lease program began allowing Britain to receive American weapons, machines, raw materials, training and repair services. Ships, planes, guns and shells, along with food, clothing and metals.
1953 - An American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb 15,000 feet on Mars Bluff, South Carolina. It created a crater 75 feet acrosss, but fortunately, the nuclear core did not detonate, due to 6 safety catches.
British prime minster and statesman Harold Wilson (1916-1995).
11 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management