About March 11

March 11, 2024 is the 71st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 295 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Pisces is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 324 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 11

  • 1702
    The Daily Courant, England’s first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
  • 1784
    The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.
  • 1848
    Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
  • 1851
    The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
  • 1864
    The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
  • 1867
    The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
  • 1888
    The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
  • 1917
    World War I: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
  • 1931
    Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union.
  • 1942
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.
  • 1977
    The 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.
  • 1990
    Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.
  • 1993
    Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
  • 1999
    Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 2004
    Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
  • 2006
    Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
  • 2007
    Russian helicopters reportedly attack the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later.
  • 2010
    Economist and businessman Sebastián Piñera is sworn in as President of Chile, while three earthquakes, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.9 and all centered next to Pichilemu, capital of Cardenal Caro Province, hit central Chile during the ceremony.
  • 2011
    An 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.

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