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, 26,398,080 minutes 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

  • 1387
    Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
  • 1867
    The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
  • 1872
    The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
  • 1941
    World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.
  • 1942
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor.
  • 1990
    Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
  • 1993
    Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
  • 1999
    Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 2006
    Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
  • 2011
    An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km 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.

Who were born on March 11?

  • 1915
    J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and Internet pioneer (d. 1990)
  • 1922
    Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1976)
  • 1947
    Tristan Murail, French composer
  • 1957
    Lady Chablis, American entertainer
  • 1964
    Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer
  • 1965
    Nigel Adkins, English football manager
  • 1965
    Wallace Langham, American actor
  • 1973
    Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
  • 1982
    Benjamin Krause, German rugby player
  • 1982
    Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player

Who died on March 11?

  • 1575
    Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (b. 1520)
  • 1759
    John Forbes, British general (b. 1710)
  • 1851
    George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)
  • 1856
    James Beatty, Irish railway engineer (b. 1820)
  • 1898
    William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • 1931
    Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)
  • 1957
    Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American explorer (b. 1888)
  • 1958
    Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor of Legos (b. 1891)
  • 1960
    Roy Chapman Andrews, American explorer and adventurer (b. 1884)
  • 1989
    John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)

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