March 11: Day of the Week
March 11, 2017 is the 70th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 295 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 222Emperor Elagabalus is assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a revolt. Their mutilated bodies are dragged through the streets of Rome before being thrown into the Tiber.
- 1708Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
- 1784The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.
- 1811During André Masséna’s retreat from the Lines of Torres Vedras, a division led by French Marshal Michel Ney fights off a combined Anglo-Portuguese force to give Masséna time to escape.
- 1851The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
- 1917World War I: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
- 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 Imperial Japanese Navy attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.
- 1983Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
- 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?
- 1891Gertrud Wolle, German actress (d. 1952)
- 1916Ezra Jack Keats, children’s literature author (d. 1983)
- 1945Jose Mari Chan, Chinese-Filipino singer and songwriter
- 1959Nina Hartley, American porn star, author and feminist
- 1964Emma Chambers, British actress
- 1964Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer
- 1965Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
- 1979Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)
- 1984Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer
- 1985Hakuhō Shō, Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 69th Yokozuna
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