11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 11th March

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 537 - The Goths begin their siege on Rome

2. 1302 - Romeo and Juliet are married (William Shakespeare play)

3. 1810 - The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria

4. 1931 - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is born

5. 1935 - The German Air Force becomes an official organ of the Reich

6. 1955 - Sir Alexander Fleming - the man who first discovered the life-saving drug penicillin - dies of a heart attack

7. 1974 - Two self-proclaimed British Government spies escape from a top-security prison in Ireland where they were serving sentences for armed robbery.

8. 1977 - French film director Roman Polanski is charged with raping a 13-year- old girl in Hollywood

9. 1985 - There is a new man in charge at the Kremlin - Mikhail Gorbachev takes over following the death of Konstantin Chernenko

10. 1997 - Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

11. 2004 - At least 170 people are killed after powerful explosions tear through three Madrid train stations during the morning rush-hour

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