March 11: Day of the Week
March 11, 2017 was the 70th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 295 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
March 11 Historical Event(s)
- 1848Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
- 1861American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.
- 1941World 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.
- 1945World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.
- 1977The 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.
- 1983Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
- 1999Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
- 2004Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
- 2007Russian helicopters reportedly attack the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later.
- 2010Economist and businessman Sebastián Piñera is sworn in as President of Chile, while three earthquakes, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.9 and all centered next to Pichilemu, capital of Cardenal Caro Province, hit central Chile during the ceremony.
Who were born on March 11?
- 1899King Frederick IX of Denmark (d. 1972)
- 1931Rupert Murdoch, Australian-born entrepreneur
- 1939Lorraine Hunt, former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
- 1945Jose Mari Chan, Chinese-Filipino singer and songwriter
- 1948César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
- 1950Bobby McFerrin, American singer
- 1958Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
- 1964Libba Bray, American author
- 1982Benjamin Krause, German rugby player
- 1982Thora Birch, American actress
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