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.
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)
- 222Emperor 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.
- 1387Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
- 1784The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.
- 1867The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
- 1917World War I: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
- 1977The 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.
- 1990Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
- 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.
- 2009Seventeen are killed in a shooting at a school in Germany.
- 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?
- 1926Reverend Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (d. 1990)
- 1935Sandra Milo, Italian actress
- 1940Alberto Cortez, Argentinian singer
- 1945Jose Mari Chan, Chinese-Filipino singer and songwriter
- 1953Derek Daly, Irish-born American race car driver
- 1957Cheryl Lynn, American singer
- 1965Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British television presenter
- 1977Becky Hammon, American basketball player
- 1978Albert Luque, Spanish footballer
- 1983Marietta Chrousala, Greek fashion model
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