This Day in History For March 11
1779 – US Army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
1865 – General William T. Sherman’s Union forces occupied Fayetteville, North Carolina.
1915 – The British declare a blockade of all German ports.
1927 – 1st armored commercial car hold-up in the US, Pittsburgh.
1941 – FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill, allowing the US to provide material support to Great Britain’s war effort for future use of land for US military bases in England.
1953 – 1st woman Army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
1958 – American B-47 accidentally drops nuclear bomb 15,000 feet on a family home in Mars Bluff, South Carolina; creates a crater 75 ft across, bomb without its nuclear capsule.
1960 – Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus.
1967 – 14th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73.
1968 – Otis Redding is the first person in the US to posthumously receive gold record for his single “(Sittin’On) The Dock of the Bay”
1981 – Johnny Mize and Rube Foster are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1982 – Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigns rather than face expulsion.
1984 – ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats Duke, 74-62.
1990 – 37th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #14 Georgia Tech beats Virginia, 70-61.
1999 – Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
2007 – 54th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #8 North Carolina beats NC State, 89-80.
2012 – 59th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #17 Florida State beats #4 North Carolina.
2018 – China’s National People’s Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, will allow XI Jinping presidency for life.
2020 – 11-year bull market ends as the Dow Jones industrial average falls more than 20%, becoming a bear market.