The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1941 President Roosevelt signed into law the Lend-Lease Bill

1942 As Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia. He subsequently vowed: “I shall return.”

1985 Mikhail S. Gorbachev was chosen to succeed the late Soviet President Konstantin Chernenko.

1990 The Lithuanian parliament voted to break away from the Soviet Union and restore its independence.

2004 Ten bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people and wounding more than 2,000 in an attack linked to al-Qaeda.

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~ by thehalobender on March 11, 2009.

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