The Daily News | March 11

John Shaw Billings, American librarian and army Doctor, died, 1913
Lend-Lease Bill was approved, 1941
First rear projection motion picture theater built (New York), 1927
Hawaii became the 50th US state, 1959
Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish discoverer of penicillin, died, 1955
Save the Redwoods League founded, 1918
Discovery of 599 carat (raw) perfect blue-white diamond announced, 1988
First publicly played basketball game, 1892
John Chapman (a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed), frontier nurseryman, died, 1847
Mikhail Gorbachev named Soviet leader, 1985
Earle Stanley Gardner, US mystery writer (Perry Mason series), died, 1970
Sakigake (Japan) made flyby of Comet Halley, 1986
First president buried in National Cemetary in Arlington, Virginia (Taft), 1930
“Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley, published, 1818
Talmadge Hayer, Thomas 15X Johnson, and Norman 3X Butler convicted of killing Malcolm X, 1966
Lithuania declared its independence from the Soviet Union, 1990