March 11

This Day in History

1990

Lithuania declares independence

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 … (more...)

222

Teenage Emperor Assassinated

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 … (more...)

105

Paper Invented

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 … (more...)