March 11 in history: From Fukushima disaster to Covid-19 pandemic

March 11 can officially be touted as the day of disasters. While Japan marks a decade of the triple tragedy that broke the nation in 2011, Covid-19 was officially declared as a pandemic on this day last year. We have got it all covered for you.

1966

Indonesian General Suharto carries out a military coup 

(Photograph:WION)

1985

Mikhail Gorbachev succeeds Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

(Photograph:WION)

2011

9.0-Mw quake cripples Fukushima Nuclear plant & kills 15,895

(Photograph:WION)

2018

China removes Presidential term limits, enabling Xi to rule for life

(Photograph:WION)

2020

WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

(Photograph:WION)

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