11 March It Happened Today

1682  The Royal Hospital in Chelsea is founded.

1819  Birth of sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. His collection of art helped to set up the Tate Gallery in London.

1931  Birth of Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

1955  Death of Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin.

1985  Mikhail Gorbachev becomes new leader of Soviet Union.

2004  Madrid is hit by terrorist attacks as ten bombs explode at three railway stations.


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