Today in History, English
Today in History, English

27121March 11Event1933 – Ground breaking musical film 42nd Street is released.
27122March 11Event1941 – 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.
27123March 11Event1942 – World War II: General Douglas MacArthur flees Corregidor.
27124March 11Event1945 – 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.
27125March 11Event1945 – World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived Japanese puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.
27126March 11Event1946 – Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.
27127March 11Event1975 – Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong guerrilla forces establish control over Ban Me Thuot commune from the South Vietnamese army.
27128March 11Event1977 – The 1977 Hanafi Siege: More than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations.
27129March 11Event1978 – Coastal Road massacre: At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel's Operation Litani.
27130March 11Event1983 – Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
27131March 11Event1990 – Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
27132March 11Event1990 – Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.
27133March 11Event1993 – 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.
27134March 11Event1999 – Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
27135March 11Event2004 – Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
27136March 11Event2006 – Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
27137March 11Event2007 – Georgia claims Russian helicopters attacked the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later.
27138March 11Event2009 – Winnenden school shooting: Sixteen are killed and 11 are injured before recent-graduate Tim Kretschmer shoots and kills himself, leading to tightened weapons restrictions in Germany.
27139March 11Event2010 – Economist and businessman Sebastián Piñera is sworn in as President of Chile, while three earthquakes, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.9 and all centered next to Pichilemu, capital of Cardenal Caro province, hit central Chile during the ceremon
27140March 11Event2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be clas
27141March 11Event2012 – A U.S. soldier kills 16 civilians in the Panjwayi District of Afghanistan near Kandahar.
27142March 11Event2014 – Russia annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Getting 2014 Crimean crisis and 2014–15 Russian military intervention in Ukraine.
27143March 11Birth1544 – Torquato Tasso, Italian poet and educator (d. 1595)
27144March 11Birth1738 – Benjamin Tupper, American general (d. 1792)
27145March 11Birth1745 – Bodawpaya, Burmese king (d. 1819)
27146March 11Birth1785 – John McLean, American jurist and politician, 6th United States Postmaster General (d. 1861)
27147March 11Birth1787 – Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)
27148March 11Birth1811 – Urbain Le Verrier, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1877)
27149March 11Birth1818 – Marius Petipa, French-Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1910)
27150March 11Birth1819 – Henry Tate, English businessman and philanthropist, founded Tate & Lyle (d. 1899)

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