March 11: Day of the Week
March 11, 2020 was the 71st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 295 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1649The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
- 1784The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.
- 1824The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
- 1872Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
- 1927In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
- 1942World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor.
- 1978Coastal Road massacre: At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Al Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel’s Operation Litani.
- 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.
- 2011An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
Who were born on March 11?
- 1926Reverend Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (d. 1990)
- 1945Dock Ellis, American baseball player (d. 2008)
- 1948Dominique Sanda, French actress
- 1950Jerry Zucker, American director
- 1959Nina Hartley, American porn star, author and feminist
- 1965Wallace Langham, American actor
- 1967John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor
- 1972Paolo Ponzo, Italian footballer
- 1979Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)
- 1981David Anders, American actor
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