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

  • 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.
  • 1702
    The Daily Courant, England’s first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.
  • 1872
    Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
  • 1917
    World War I: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
  • 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 Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Seventeen are killed in a shooting at a school in Germany.
  • 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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