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This Date in History Calendar- March 11

In civil rights, Cold War, drugs, History, literature, Native Americans, Weather, World War I, World War II on March 11, 2008 by Editor Z


One of the hospitals that would arise from the Spanish Flu Pandemic (the Influenza pandemic). The first documented sighting in the U.S happened on this date in 1918.

Courtesy: Hippy.com, wikipedia, History Channel

1824: The U.S Bureau of Indian Affairs is established.

1888: An estimated 400 people are killed and commerce is halted in the Great Blizzard of 88, which strikes the eastern seaboard of the U.S.

1917: During World War I, Anglo-Indian forces seize Baghdad.

1918: The capital of Russia is moved from Petrograd to Moscow by the Bolshevik Government.

1918: first documented case of the Spanish flu arises in Kansas.

1926: Civil Rights leader Ralph Abernathy is born.

1941: The Lend Lease Act is signed into law.

1959: Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” makes it Broadway debut in New York City.

1966: Counter Culture icon Timothy Leary is sentenced to 30 years in a Texas prison.

1985: Mikhail Gorbachev ascends to power as the new Soviet leader.


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