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
The Daily Courant, England’s first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
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.
Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
Who were born on March 11?
Umegatani Tōtarō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 20th Yokozuna (d. 1927)
Malcolm Campbell, English race car driver (d. 1948)
Albert Salmi, American actor (d. 1990)
Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
Tristan Murail, French composer
D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
Shane Richie, British actor
Paulo Musse, Brazilian footballer
Anton Yelchin, Russian/American actor
Who died on March 11?
Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1803)
King Moshoeshoe I of Lesotho
Charles Sumner, American politician (b. 1811)
Benjamin Waugh, American activist (b. 1839)
Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
Erle Stanley Gardner, American novelist (b. 1889)
Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)
Charles Lewis, Jr., American businessman, promoter and entertainer (b. 1963)
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