March 11: Day of the Week
March 11, 2019 was the 70th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 295 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1708Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
- 1824The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
- 1851The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
- 1872Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
- 1872The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
- 1941World 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.
- 1945World 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.
- 1977The 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.
- 1990Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.
- 2009Seventeen are killed in a shooting at a school in Germany.
Who were born on March 11?
- 1725Henry Benedict Stuart, pretender to the throne of Great Britain (d. 1807)
- 1818Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1910)
- 1956Curtis Brown, NASA astronaut
- 1958Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
- 1960Christophe Gans, French film director
- 1965Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British television presenter
- 1966Joe Hachem, Lebanese-born Australian poker player
- 1982Thora Birch, American actress
- 1984Tom James, British rower
- 1990Janna Dominguez, Filipina actress
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