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Wednesday March 11, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1649
    The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
  • 1784
    The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.
  • 1824
    The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • 1872
    Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
  • 1927
    In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
  • 1942
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor.
  • 1978
    Coastal 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.
  • 1990
    Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.
  • 2004
    Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
  • 2011
    An 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?

  • 1926
    Reverend Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (d. 1990)
  • 1945
    Dock Ellis, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1948
    Dominique Sanda, French actress
  • 1950
    Jerry Zucker, American director
  • 1959
    Nina Hartley, American porn star, author and feminist
  • 1965
    Wallace Langham, American actor
  • 1967
    John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor
  • 1972
    Paolo Ponzo, Italian footballer
  • 1979
    Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)
  • 1981
    David Anders, American actor

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