ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~ MARCH 11
1927 - 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
1927 - 1st golden gloves tournament
1934 - Sam Donaldson, American reporter, born
1935 - Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
1942 - 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschewitz Concentration Camp
1945 - Tricia O'Neal, Shreveport Louisiana, actress (Piranha Part II), born
1947 - Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge), born
1947 - The DuMont network aired The Small Fry Club, also known as Movies for Small Fry. It was network television's first successful children's program. Hosted by Big Brother Bob Emery.
1948 - 1st black in the US Tennis Open (Reginald Weir)
1950 - Bobby McFerrin, singer (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989), born
1953 - 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
1954 - US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1958 - Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
1962 - Peter Berg, actor (Chicago Hope), born
1962 - Jeffrey Nordling, American actor, born
1963 - In London, Manfred Mann's first concert was held.
1964 - Elvis Presley's 14th movie, "Kissin' Cousins," was released.
1967 - Pink Floyd releases their 1st single (Arnold Layne)
1968 – Lisa Loeb, singer songwriter, ("Stay (I Missed You)"), born
1968 - Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "Dock of the Bay"
1970 - 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win
1974 - Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
1977 - Moslems hold 130 hostages in Wash DC
1981 - Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1983 – Disney’s featurette, Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore, is released to theaters along with a reissue of the 1963 feature, The Sword in the Stone.
1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
1986 - 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC
1986 - NFL adopts instant replay rule
1990 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Desperate Deception" was aired.
1991 - Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records
1996 - Vince Edwards, actor (Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 67
1997 - Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
1997 - Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen
2007 - Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921), dies
2010 - Merlin Olsen, American football player / Actor (b. 1940), dies