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Saturday March 11, 2017

March 11: Day of the Week

March 11, 2017 was the 70th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 295 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1387
    Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
  • 1649
    The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
  • 1702
    The Daily Courant, England’s first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
  • 1845
    The Flagstaff War: Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.
  • 1867
    The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
  • 1888
    The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
  • 1941
    World 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.
  • 1977
    The 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.
  • 1983
    Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
  • 2009
    Seventeen are killed in a shooting at a school in Germany.

Who were born on March 11?

  • 1811
    Urbain Le Verrier, French mathematician (d. 1877)
  • 1885
    Malcolm Campbell, English race car driver (d. 1948)
  • 1915
    Vijay Hazare, Indian cricketer (d. 2004)
  • 1916
    Harold Wilson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1948
    Dominique Sanda, French actress
  • 1963
    Alex Kingston, English actress
  • 1974
    Kate Brian, American author
  • 1975
    Shawn Springs, American football player
  • 1983
    Marietta Chrousala, Greek fashion model
  • 1992
    Sacha Parkinson, British actress

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