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
Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
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.
World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor.
Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
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.
Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
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?
J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and Internet pioneer (d. 1990)
Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1976)
Tristan Murail, French composer
Lady Chablis, American entertainer
Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer
Nigel Adkins, English football manager
Wallace Langham, American actor
Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
Benjamin Krause, German rugby player
Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player
Who died on March 11?
Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (b. 1520)
John Forbes, British general (b. 1710)
George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)
James Beatty, Irish railway engineer (b. 1820)
William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)
Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American explorer (b. 1888)
Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor of Legos (b. 1891)
Roy Chapman Andrews, American explorer and adventurer (b. 1884)
John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)
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