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Saturday March 11, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1387
    Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
  • 1649
    The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
  • 1702
    The Daily Courant, England’s first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
  • 1845
    The Flagstaff War: Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.
  • 1851
    The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.
  • 1977
    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.
  • 1983
    Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
  • 2010
    Economist 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?

  • 1863
    Andrew Stoddart, English cricketer (d. 1915)
  • 1884
    Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (d. 1974)
  • 1921
    Ástor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (d. 1992)
  • 1937
    Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • 1945
    Dock Ellis, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1950
    Jerry Zucker, American director
  • 1952
    Douglas Adams, English writer (d. 2001)
  • 1953
    László Bölöni, Romanian football player and manager
  • 1971
    Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
  • 1979
    Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)

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