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It happened on a… March 11

2020

Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in prison for a criminal sex act and rape in New York.

COVID-19 declared a pandemic by the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, with 121,564 cases worldwide and 4,373 deaths

2011

9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing 18 079 people and causing the second worst nuclear accident in history at Fukushima nuclear plant.

1996

NHL Canadiens beat Dallas Stars 4-1 in the last game played in the 72-year-old Montreal Forum.

1986

Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons.

1985

Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader.

1967

Pink Floyd releases 1st single “Arnold Layne”.

1935

Bank of Canada first opens on Wellington Street, Ottawa.

1867

Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Don Carlos” premieres in Paris.

1865

Assembly of Canada votes 91-33 to proceed with Confederation.

1851

Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto” premieres in Venice.

1848

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.

1669

Mt Etna in Sicily erupts in its largest recorded eruption, killing 15,000.

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