1824: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is created by the U.S Department of War.
1861: The Confederate States of America adopts their Constitution during the American Civil War.
1864: Almost 240 people are killed in Sheffield, England during a flood.
1888: Commerce is shut down and more than four hundred people are killed when the Great Blizzard of 1888 hits the eastern seaboard of the U.S.
1917: Anglo-Indian forces led by General Stanley Maude capture Baghdad during the Mesopotamian Campaign of World War I.
1941: The Lend-Lease Act is signed into law by U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. This act allows American manufactured war supplies to be shipped to Allied nations on a loan basis.
1945: The United States Pacific Fleet that is anchored at Ulithi Atoll is attacked by the Japanese Navy in a large-scale kamikaze attack.
1945: Vietnam is established as a puppet state by the Japanese and Bao Dai is set up as its leader.
1946: British forces capture the first commandant of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp – Rudolf Hoss.
2006: Michelle Bachelet becomes the 1st female president of Chile.
2007: The country of Georgia accuses Russia of attacking the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia with helicopters. Russia will deny the claim.
2009: Tighter weapon restrictions are instituted in Germany when 16 people are killed and 11 are injured at the Winnenden School Shooting.
2011: A 9.0 magnitude earthquake hits just east of Sendai, Japan. This earthquake not only triggered a tsunami which ended up killing thousands of people, but also set off the 2nd largest nuclear attack in World history.
2016: After a heavy rain around the area of Sao Paulo, Brazil, twenty-one people end up being killed by the resulting floods and mudslides.
Famous Birthdays on March 11
English author and playwright, Douglas Adams is born in 1952.
German singer and actress, Nina Hagen is born in 1955.
American author and journalist, James Pinkerton is born in 1958.