March 11: Day of the Week
March 11, 2021 is the 70th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 295 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1851The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
- 1861American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.
- 1872Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
- 1872The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
- 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.
- 1942World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor.
- 1985Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
- 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.
- 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?
- 1903Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian (d. 1989)
- 1922Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1976)
- 1927Robert Mosbacher, 28th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)
- 1930Claude Jutra, Quebec film actor and director (d. 1986)
- 1945Jose Mari Chan, Chinese-Filipino singer and songwriter
- 1950Bobby McFerrin, American singer
- 1953László Bölöni, Romanian football player and manager
- 1980Dan Uggla, American baseball player
- 1985Hakuhō Shō, Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 69th Yokozuna
- 1985Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian footballer
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