This Day in History: March 11

britannica.cowreckage from Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011 2011 – Japan struck by earthquake and tsunami. On this day in 2011, an earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan, causing widespread damage in the country and triggering a devastating tsunami that instigated a major nuclear accident.

Michelle Bachelet

2006 – Chilean politician Michelle Bachelet became the first woman to serve as the country’s president as she was sworn into office.

1990 – Lithuania Following a vote in the parliament, Lithuania became the first Soviet republic to declare its independence from the U.S.S.R.

Leave a Reply