Death of St. Eulogius of Cordoba
Death of Bramante; Raphael takes over the building of St. Peter's
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, receives Moray and his adherents
Death of Emilio di Cavalieri, composer
Allart van Everdingen, Dutch artist, dies at about 54
Robert Treat Paine, a signer of the Declaration of Independence born
Emperor Napoleon of France was married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.
The Bach revival began. At that time, when people said "Bach" they meant one of the sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The performance in Berlin on March 11th, 1829, of "St. Matthew Passion"conducted by the 20-year-old Mendelssohn himself, was a sensation.
John Chapman 'Johnny Appleseed' died in Allen County, Indiana.
"Rigoletto" premiered in Venice producing a tremendous success for Verdi.
Thomas Hastings, architect of the New York Public Library. born
The Confederate convention in Montgomery, Alabama, adopted a constitution.
Great Mauna Loa eruption (volcano in Hawaii)
Some 400 people died as a four-day snow storm crippled New York City. It came to be known as the Blizzard of '88.
First public game of basketball
Frederick IX, King of Denmark born
Band leader Lawrence Welk (some sources 1908)His "Lawrence Welk Show" was the longest-running TV show in history. (1955-1971). born
New York's Metropolitan Opera took a great social step forward by performing an opera composed by a woman, "Der Wald" by Ethel Smyth.
Tennessee Williams, American playwright born
Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson born
Irish statesman Eamon de Valera resigned as head of Sinn Fein. He later formed the Fianna Fail party.
Civil rights leader The Rev. Ralph Abernathy born
The "Flatheads Gang" was responsible for the first armored-car robbery which took place near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was reported that $104,250 was taken in the heist.
Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for a sum of $80,000.
William Howard Taft became the first president of the United States to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
Newspaper publisher Rupert Murdoch born
Actress Valerie French (Harrison) born
Jazz musician Leroy Jenkins born
ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson born
Actress Nancy Kovack born
Hermann Goering officially created the Luftwaffe, the German Air Force.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia born
Musician Flaco Jimenez (The Texas Tornadoes) born
After a long debate, the Lend-Lease Bill to help Britain survive attack by Germany was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Roosevelt.
As Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War Two, General Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia, vowing: "I shall return."
Actress Tricia O'Neil born
Singer-musician (Vanilla Fudge) Mark Stein born
Singer Bobby McFerrin born
Movie director Jerry Zucler born
Actress Dominique Sanda born
Actress Susan Richardson born
First woman doctor commissioned in regular army - F. M. Adams
The US Army charged Wisconsin Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and his subcommittee's chief counsel, Roy Cohn, had exerted pressure to obtain favored treatment for Private G. David Schine, a former consultant to the subcommittee.
Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) born
The Lorraine Hansberry drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opened at New York's Ethel Barrymore Theater.
Musician (Big Country) Bruce Watson born
Actress Alex Kingston ("E-R") born
Senator Carl Hayden broke the record for continuous service in the U.S. Senate. He completed 37 years and seven days in the upper chamber.
Actor Wallace Langham ("Veronica's Closet") born
The Reverend James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, died after being beaten by whites during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Alabama.
Actor John Barrowman born
Otis Redding posthumously received a gold record for the single, (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay. Redding was killed in a plane crash in Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin, on December 10, 1967.
Levi starts to sell bell-bottomed jeans
More than 130 hostages held in Washington DC by Hanafi Muslims were freed after ambassadors from three Islamic nations joined the negotiations.
Actress Thora Birch ("American Beauty") born
The Soviet Union announced the death the day before of its leader, Konstantin U. Chernenko. Politburo member Mikhail S. Gorbachev was chosen to succeed Chernenko.
187.27 million shares traded in the New York Stock Exchange.
The US House of Representatives approved a resolution calling for a freeze on 40 million dollars in aid for the Nicaraguan Contras for six months.
Saying, "The people have decided," Gary Hart withdrew a second time from the race for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination.
Former World Bank head John J. McCloy, who had advised several presidents, died in Stamford, Connecticut, at age 93.
The Lithuanian parliament voted to break away from the Soviet Union and restore the republic's independence.
Secretary of State James A. Baker III visited Israel, where he met with Foreign Minister David Levy to discuss prospects for Middle East peace.
Members of the UN Security Council accused Iraq of playing a game of "cheat and retreat" from its promises to disarm and respect its people's human rights; Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz lashed back, saying his country was complying with Gulf War cease-fire resolutions.
Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be the nation's first female attorney general.
North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in a harsh rebuff of Western demands to open suspected nuclear weapons development sites for inspection.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher arrived in Beijing, the mood of his trip already soured by a fresh government crackdown on Chinese dissidents.
President Clinton nominated Deputy Defense Secretary John Deutch to be CIA director.
Gerry Adams, leader of the IRA-allied Sinn Fein party, arrived in the United States for a St. Patrick's Day visit.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 110.55 to end the day at 5,581 following a 171.24 plunge the Friday before.
Senate confirmation hearings for CIA Director-designate Anthony Lake began.
Rock star Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth the Second.
In a startling turnaround, Senate Republicans agreed to a broader investigation of campaign financing that would include a look at huge "soft money" donations.
A Florida appeals court restored Joe Carollo as mayor of Miami after charges of voter fraud on absentee ballots.
President Suharto was sworn in for a seventh term as leader of Indonesia's 200 million people, warning them in somber tones of tough times ahead in overcoming the country's ravaging economic crisis. As Suharto was being sworn in, thousands of university students demonstrated in the central Java city of Yogyakarta, demanding an end to his rule.
The International Astronomical Union issued an alert, saying a mile-wide asteroid could zip very close to Earth on October 26th, 2028, possibly colliding with it. They said the asteroid, which had not been seen before, would pass as close as 30,000 miles to the Earth. Dr. Brian Marsden of the International Astronomical Union said. Even if it were on a path to hit Earth, technology might be available by then capable of deflecting the asteroid. (But the next day, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said there was no chance the asteroid will hit Earth.)
The House voted 219-191 to conditionally support President Clinton's plan to send U.S. troops to Kosovo if a peace agreement was reached.
Ricardo Lagos was sworn in as president of Chile, the second socialist to take the post since Salvador Allende was killed in a 1973 coup
UK "terror bill" passed after standoff UK
China launches its first private airline
BBC's political show makes special edition from Shanghai
Six-year development framework for Sudan released by UN
US may not have known of Sgrena rescue operation
Defendant shoots Judge, three others at Atlanta courthouse
Atlas V rocket launches with Inmarsat satellite
Many infertile American women want sex selection
12000 Commonwealth Games tickets remain unsold
Former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic found dead in his cell
Agriculture Department investigating possible U.S. case of mad cow disease
NHL: Rangers fall to Penguins in overtime
Chelsea strike late to force FA Cup replay
National Hockey League suspends Simon for season
Seven players added to lineup for United charity match
Malta Labour Party wins the Local Councils Election
Sex tour operator pleads guilty in Cleveland court
Jacques Chirac announces he will not pursue a third Presidential mandate
NCAA Basketball: Championship week concludes today as teams await release of national tournament bracket
Tour de Taiwan Stage 3: Varied changes at Changhua Stage
Five injured as Adam Air 737 overruns Batam island runway
Toronto police announce arrests of 96 people in drug-trafficking investigation
Greater Manchester Police Chief found dead
ACLU describes President Bush's veto of CIA waterboarding ban as 'a callous disregard for human rights'
Adam Air may be shut down after string of accidents
Space Shuttle Endeavour launches for mission STS-123
National Hockey League news: March 11, 2008
Algerian rebel group claims kidnapping of two Austrians in Tunisia
Ten dead in Alabama shooting
Jury considers Curt Dagenais court case
Feud between CNBC and The Daily Show continues to escalate
Teenage gunman kills 15 in south-west Germany
Irish airline Aer Lingus to cut more staff
Former teacher jailed for murdering father in London, England
UN official: 90 Rwandan rebels killed in DRC by army troops
Japan is hit by a 9.0 quake, one of the largest ever recorded. The quake spawned a tsunami which killed thousands and disrupted two nuclear power plants
France first to recognise Libyan rebels as "legitimate representatives of the people"
Earthquake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant triggers evacuation
Former adult film actress, Tera Dye aka Rikki Anderson, forced to leave teaching job again
8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, causes tsunami
Relative of Afghan president Hamid Karzai shot dead by NATO troops
Philadelphia Archdiocese suspends 21 priests for alleged sexual abuse
Car crash kills six in Warren, Ohio