11th March

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2006 Slobodan Milosevic dies Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is found dead in his prison cell in the Netherlands
2004 Explosion kills 170 At least 170 people are killed after ten powerful explosions tear through three Madrid train stations during the morning rush-hour.
2001 Foot and Mouth incidence increases The UK sees the worst day for new foot and mouth cases since the disease was first diagnosed two weeks earlier.
1997 Paul McCartney receives a knighthood Musician Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1985 Mikhail Gorbachev assumes power Mikhail Gorbachev takes over following the death of Konstantin Chernenko.
1955 Alexander Fleming dies Sir Alexander Fleming - the man who discovered the life-saving drug penicillin - dies of a heart attack.
1916 Harold Wilson is born Harold Wilson is born

 

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On This Day - 11th March