About March 11

March 11, 2021 is the 70th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 295 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 327 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 11

  • 1708
    Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
  • 1784
    The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.
  • 1824
    The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • 1845
    The Flagstaff War: Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.
  • 1851
    The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
  • 1867
    The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
  • 1872
    Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
  • 1872
    The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
  • 1927
    In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
  • 1941
    World 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.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Coastal 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.
  • 1983
    Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
  • 1985
    Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • 1990
    Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Seventeen are killed in a shooting at a school in Germany.
  • 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.

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