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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.

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March 11 Historical Event(s)

  • 1848
    Louis-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.
  • 1851
    The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
  • 1927
    In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
  • 1931
    Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Who were born on March 11?

  • 1738
    Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1792)
  • 1890
    Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (d. 1974)
  • 1903
    Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian (d. 1989)
  • 1915
    J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and Internet pioneer (d. 1990)
  • 1922
    José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor (d. 2009)
  • 1929
    Timothy Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1957
    Lady Chablis, American entertainer
  • 1974
    Bobby Abreu, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1977
    Andre Nickatina, American rapper
  • 1983
    Adil Mezgour, Moroccan footballer

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