What happened this day in history March 11

What are the important events that happened on March 11? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 11: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 11 is the 71st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 295 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 27, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,583,884,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptacontahenagon’ day.

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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 338 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,637 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 11 Historical Events

  • 1702
    The Daily Courant, England’s first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
  • 1708
    Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
  • 1864
    The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
  • 1872
    The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
  • 1888
    The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
  • 1927
    In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
  • 1977
    The 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege: more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations.
  • 1990
    Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
  • 1999
    Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 2006
    Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.

Who were born on March 11?

  • 1878
    Umegatani Tōtarō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 20th Yokozuna (d. 1927)
  • 1885
    Malcolm Campbell, English race car driver (d. 1948)
  • 1928
    Albert Salmi, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1937
    Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • 1947
    Tristan Murail, French composer
  • 1956
    D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
  • 1958
    Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • 1964
    Shane Richie, British actor
  • 1978
    Paulo Musse, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989
    Anton Yelchin, Russian/American actor

Who died on March 11?

  • 1869
    Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1803)
  • 1870
    King Moshoeshoe I of Lesotho
  • 1874
    Charles Sumner, American politician (b. 1811)
  • 1908
    Benjamin Waugh, American activist (b. 1839)
  • 1955
    Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
  • 1970
    Erle Stanley Gardner, American novelist (b. 1889)
  • 1977
    Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 1999
    Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
  • 2006
    Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)
  • 2009
    Charles Lewis, Jr., American businessman, promoter and entertainer (b. 1963)

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