Historical Events for 11th March 2024

1502 – Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty, crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524)
1829 – Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” is revived by Felix Mendelssohn, aged 20, conducting in Berlin, Germany
1848 – Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government
1924 – NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
1978 – USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
1982 – Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigns rather than face expulsion
1996 – Mark Waugh scores 110 v NZ for his third century of the World Cup
2004 – Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid’s rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190
2007 – 48th SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Arkansas, 77-56
2017 – At least 65 killed in landslide at rubbish dump near Addis Ababa, Ethopia

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