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HISTORY: On this day March 11-17, 2018 (week 11) infographic

On this day March 11-17, 2018

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March 11-17, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the invention of paper, the rise of Adolf Hitler, Pope Francis, President Xi Jingping of China, Roman Emperor Julius Caesar, the May Lai Massacre, carrier pigeons.

March 11, 105: Chinese court official Ts’ai Lun is credited with inventing paper, made from pressed and dried layers of tree bark, remnants of hemp, cloth rags and fishing nets

March 12 1938: German troops marched into Austria, achieving Austrian-born dictator Adolf Hitler’s long-held aim of annexing his homeland to the Third Reich

March 13, 2013: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected as the new pope. Bergoglio, 76, the first pontiff from Latin America, chose the name Francis

March 14, 2013: Xi Jingping formally became President of China, completing the transition of power and putting Xi in charge of all three centres of power in the country

March 14, -44BC: Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Senate on the Ides of March by a group of senators led by Brutus and Cassius

March 16, 1968: U.S. troops massacred up to 500 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai village during the Vietnam War. Most were women, children, or elderly people

March 17, 1993: France announced plans to disband its army’s 100-year-old carrier pigeon unit. They played a key role in the Siege of Paris in 1870, and again in World War I

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