Today in History- 11th March

International Events:

1985                 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader after the death of Konstantin Chernenko.

1990                 Dictator of Chile Augusto Pinochet steps down after 17 years of ruling.

2004                 At least 170 people are killed after ten bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain.

Indian Events:

1999                 Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.


1955                 Sir Alexander Fleming.