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Thursday March 11, 2021

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1708
    Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
  • 1811
    During André Masséna’s retreat from the Lines of Torres Vedras, a division led by French Marshal Michel Ney fights off a combined Anglo-Portuguese force to give Masséna time to escape.
  • 1888
    The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
  • 1927
    In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
  • 1942
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor.
  • 1983
    Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
  • 1990
    Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.
  • 2004
    Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
  • 2007
    Russian helicopters reportedly attack the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later.

Who were born on March 11?

  • 1903
    Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian (d. 1989)
  • 1922
    Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist (d. 1997)
  • 1926
    İlhan Mimaroğlu, Turkish musician and composer
  • 1952
    Douglas Adams, English writer (d. 2001)
  • 1967
    John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor
  • 1969
    Soraya, Colombian-American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1980
    Dan Uggla, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer
  • 1986
    Mariko Shinoda, Japanese actress (AKB48)
  • 1992
    Sacha Parkinson, British actress

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