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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)

  • 222
    Emperor 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.
  • 1387
    Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
  • 1708
    Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
  • 1824
    The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • 1864
    The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
  • 1917
    World War I: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • 1999
    Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 2009
    Seventeen are killed in a shooting at a school in Germany.

Who were born on March 11?

  • 1920
    Nicolaas Bloembergen, Dutch physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1936
    Antonin Scalia, American Supreme Court Justice
  • 1936
    Hollis Frampton, American filmmaker and theorist.
  • 1950
    Bobby McFerrin, American singer
  • 1953
    László Bölöni, Romanian football player and manager
  • 1974
    Kate Brian, American author
  • 1975
    Eric the Midget, American radio personality
  • 1975
    Shawn Springs, American football player
  • 1986
    Mariko Shinoda, Japanese actress (AKB48)
  • 1991
    Jack Rodwell, English footballer

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