What Happened on March 11


Historical Events

928 – Trpimir II succeeds to the Croatian throne.
1964 – 21st Golden Globes: The Cardinal, Sidney Poitier, and Leslie Caron win
1974 – Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce’s Album
1980 – Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw
2013 – European Union bans the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals
2020 – Smallest dinosaur ever discovered – skull preserved in piece of amber smaller than a fingertip from a mine in Myanmar, reported in “Nature”

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Famous Birthdays

1811 – Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, French astronomer (made calculations that proved existence of Neptune), born in Saint-Lô, France (d. 1877)
1812 – James Speed, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1887)
1884 – Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer and actor (Village by the River, Beautiful Juliet), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
1923 – Terence Alexander, English actor (Bergerac), born in London, England (d. 2009)
1937 – Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and a grandmaster of chess problem composition, born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 2003)
1961 – Bruce Watson, Canadian-Scottish rock guitarist, sitar and mandolin player (Big Country – “Wonderland”; “In A Big Country”), born in Timmons, Ontario

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Famous Deaths

1854 – Willard Richards, American physician and religious leader, dies at 49
1907 – Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
1977 – Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
1983 – Lurlean Hunter, American jazz singer, dies at 63
1994 – Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
2010 – Hans van Mierlo, Dutch politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1931)

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