On This Day In History, 11 March


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World Events Today

  • Infosys became the first Indian registered company, to list on the American NASDAQ Stock Exchange today in 1999
  • The Madrid Train Bombings, terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of almost 200 people, occurred today in 2004
  • A devastating earthquake, off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku in Japan today in 2011, caused over 15,000 deaths and over 300 billion US Dollars of damage

Entertainment Events Today

  • The auction house Sotheby’s was founded in London today in 1744, several hundred scarce and valuable books were auctioned off
  • The first public basketball game was played today in 1892 in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • The British singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, former member of The Beatles and Wings, was knighted today in 1997

Family Events Today

  • According to William Shakespeare, today in 1302, is considered the official date of Romeo and Juliet’s wedding
  • The Australian born American media mogul Rupert Murdoch was born today in 1931 in Melbourne
  • The English comedian Ken Dodd, famous for his “tickling stick” and The Diddy Men, died today in 2018 aged 90

Main Event Today

  • The British Pound Note ceased to be legal tender today in 1988, it was replaced by the One Pound Coin

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

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