Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 11

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This is a list of selected March 11 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 11, 2020 featured article or the March 11, 2020 featured picture.

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Independence Day in Lithuania (1990) Independence day not mentioned in target article
1649 – The Peace of Rueil was signed, signaling an end to the opening episodes of the Fronde, France's civil war, after little blood had been shed. refimprove
1818Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, a novel by Mary Shelley, was first published in London. refimprove section
1848Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin became the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government. Lafontaine: needs expert attention
1867Don Carlos, Giuseppe Verdi's opera based on conflicts in the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias, made its debut with the Paris Opera at the Salle Le Peletier. unreferenced section
1917First World War: British forces led by Sir Stanley Maude captured Baghdad, the southern capital of the Ottoman Empire. needs more footnotes
1945World War II: The Empire of Japan established the Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, with Bảo Đại as its ruler. refimprove section
1983 – Pakistan successfully conducted a cold test of a nuclear weapon. unreliable source
1990Patricio Aylwin was sworn in as the first President of Chile after its return to democratic rule following the military government of General Augusto Pinochet. refimprove section
1990 – Lithuania became the first Soviet republic to proclaim independence – an act that ultimately contributed to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. needs more footnotes
2004A series of simultaneous bombings on Cercanías commuter trains killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,800 in Madrid. expansion
2011A massive earthquake struck the northeastern coast of Japan and triggered a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. outdated



March 11: National Heroes and Benefactors Day in Belize (2019); Commonwealth Day in the Commonwealth of Nations (2019)

Dale Dyke Dam in Sheffield, after its rupture
Dale Dyke Dam in Sheffield, after its rupture

Clemente Tabone (d. 1665) · Benjamin Tupper (b. 1738) · Didier Drogba (b. 1978)

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