March 11: Day of the Week
March 11, 2019 is the 70th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 295 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1702The Daily Courant, England’s first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
- 1845The 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.
- 1867The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1985Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
- 1990Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
- 1999Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
- 2006Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
- 2007Russian helicopters reportedly attack the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later.
Who were born on March 11?
- 1544Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (d. 1595)
- 1787Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)
- 1878Umegatani Tōtarō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 20th Yokozuna (d. 1927)
- 1936Hollis Frampton, American filmmaker and theorist.
- 1939Flaco Jiménez, American musician
- 1948Dominique Sanda, French actress
- 1955Nina Hagen, German singer
- 1965Nigel Adkins, English football manager
- 1965Wallace Langham, American actor
- 1985Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian footballer
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