March 11: Day of the Week
March 11, 2021 was the 70th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 295 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1867The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
- 1888The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
- 1945World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.
- 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.
- 1983Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
- 1990Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
- 1990Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.
- 1993Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
- 2011An 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?
- 1873David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
- 1876Carl Ruggles, American composer (d. 1971)
- 1890Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (d. 1974)
- 1932Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
- 1947Tristan Murail, French composer
- 1955Nina Hagen, German singer
- 1956D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
- 1959Dejan Stojanović, Serbian-American poet
- 1965Wallace Langham, American actor
- 1978Christopher Rice, American author
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