Historical Events for 11th March 2023

1513 – Giovanni de’ Medici chosen Pope Leo X
1865 – General William T. Sherman’s Union forces occupies Fayetteville, North Carolina
1869 – The West first learns of the Giant Panda via French missionary Armand David who receives a skin from a hunter
1912 – Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.
1914 – Rupert Brooke’s poems “The Dead” and “The Soldier” are published in The Times Literary Supplement
1944 – Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested
1965 – Indonesia President Sukarno signs the ‘Supersemar’ order, giving army commander Lt. Gen. Suharto authority to do whatever he “deemed necessary” to restore order
1978 – Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1980 – Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw
1990 – 31st SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Ole Miss, 70-51

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