About March 11

March 11, 2020 is the 71st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 295 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 338 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.
  • 1387
    Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
  • 1649
    The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1888
    The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
  • 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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