March 11: Day of the Week
March 11, 2021 was the 70th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 295 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
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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.
- 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.
- 1888The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
- 1927In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
- 1942World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor.
- 1983Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
- 1990Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.
- 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.
Who were born on March 11?
- 1903Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian (d. 1989)
- 1922Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist (d. 1997)
- 1926İlhan Mimaroğlu, Turkish musician and composer
- 1952Douglas Adams, English writer (d. 2001)
- 1967John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor
- 1969Soraya, Colombian-American singer (d. 2006)
- 1980Dan Uggla, American baseball player
- 1984Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer
- 1986Mariko Shinoda, Japanese actress (AKB48)
- 1992Sacha Parkinson, British actress
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