History Timeline: March 11

History Timeline: March 11

1845  700 Maoris led by their chief, Hone-Heke, burn the small town of Kororareka in protest at the settlement of Maoriland by Europeans, in breach with the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.

1888  Blizzard takes the lives of over 400 people in the Northeastern United States

1908  Orchestra Leader and TV personality Lawrence Welk born

1969  Levi-Strauss begins to sell bell-bottomed jeans.

1985  Mikhail Gorbachev is named the new Soviet leader.

1990  Lithuania declares its independence from the Soviet Union.