March 11, 1990
Lithuania becomes the first Soviet republic to proclaim its independence from the USSR. During the medieval period, Lithuania was one of the largest states in Europe, stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. In 1795, Lithuania was absorbed into Russia. It briefly regained independence between th...
March 11, 105
It is said on this day in 105 AD, the eunuch Ts’ai Lun first presented the Chinese Han Dynasty Emperor Han Ho Ti with samples of paper. Chinese historical records suggest that Ts’ai Lun himself invented paper, however, recent archaeological finds suggest that it had been invented 200 years earlier....
March 11, 222
On this day in 222, the teenage Roman Emperor Elagabalus was assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a revolt. It was a bloody end to a highly controversial reign.
The son of Julia Soaemias and Sextus Varius Marcellus, Varius Avitus Bassianus (he was...