HISTORY
11 March 2021: This day in history

843 Icon veneration officially re-instated in Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople

1502 Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty, crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524)

1918 Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia

1966 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out

1985 Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and causing the second worst nuclear accident in history at Fukushima nuclear plant

2018 China’s National People’s Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, will allow Xi Jinping presidency for life

2020 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

Source: Onthisday.com

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