Today in History - March 11

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Monday, Mar 11 2013 by

1999 – Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Infosys Building' (under construction) (Google Maps)
Infosys Building' (under construction)

2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear powerplant (Google Maps)
Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear powerplant