The events happened on 11th March are :
2004 : Terrorist bombings in Madrid : On this day in 2004, Madrid suffered a series of terrorist attacks when 10 bombs, detonated by Islamist militants, exploded on four trains at three different rail stations, killing 191 people and injuring some 1,800 others.
1985 : Mikhail Gorbachev succeeded Konstantin Chernenko as leader of the Soviet Union.
1959 : Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun became the first play by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway.
1942 : During World War II, Allied forces in the Southwest Pacific Theatre came under the command of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur following his tour on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines.
1941 : The U.S. Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act.
1930 : William Howard Taft was the first U.S. president to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
1926 : African American civil rights leader Ralph David Abernathy was born in Linden, Alabama.
1544 : Torquato Tasso, the greatest Italian poet of the late Renaissance, was born in Sorrento, Kingdom of Naples.
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