Jesse Jackson Jr. Born, Janet Reno Confirmed, Valerie Jarrett Chairs

On this day: March 11
Bolshevist Russia moves the national capital from Petrograd to Moscow (1918)

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet Union's leader (1985)

Janet Reno is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Attorney General (1993)

Islamist terrorists, linked to al-Qaeda, detonate simultaneous bombs on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people, wounding 1,800 (2004)

Michelle Bachelet, socialist President of Chile, is inaugurated (2006)

President B. Hussein Obama creates (by executive order) a White House Council on Women and Girls to be chaired by White House consiglieri Valerie Jarrett (2009)

b: Reverend Ralph Abernathy (1926), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Dock Ellis (1945), Jesse Jackson, Jr. (1965); d: Slobodan Milošević (2006)

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