This Day in History on 11th March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 11th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1824: The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

1886: Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi was awarded a doctorate from the University of Philadelphia.

1889: Pandita Ramabai started Shardasadan in Mumbai for widows.

1917: World War I: Mesopotamian campaign: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.

1984: Oahili modern ship Jalusha launched at Visakhapatnam.

1999: Infosys became the first Indian company to gain ground on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

2001: Indian Badminton player P Gopichand won the All England Badminton Championship after 21 years.

2001: Harbhajan Singh became the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket. He did it against Australia.

2011: A magnitude 8.9 earthquake east of Sendai in Japan triggered a tsunami. It killed thousands of people in Japan.

Birthday / Anniversary

1840: Dwijendranath Tagore, an Indian poet, musician, philosopher, and mathematician.

1863: Sayajirao Gaekwad III, the Maharaja of Baroda.

1915: Vijay Hazare, Former an Indian cricketer.

1916: Harold Wilson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1942: Captain Amarinder Singh, an Indian politician and military historian serving as the 15th and current Chief Minister of Punjab.

1966: Mohit Chauhan, an Indian playback singer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1689: Sambhaji Bhosale, the second ruler of the Maratha kingdom.

1955: Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish physician, and microbiologist.

1957: Richard Byrd Jr., an American naval officer, and explorer.

1965: Gaurishankar Govardhanram Joshi, pen name Dhumaketu, an Indian Gujarati-language writer.

1971: Philo Farnsworth, an American inventor and television pioneer.

Further Reading

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