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March 11th

March 11th is the 70th day of the year (71st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 295 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 11th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 11th

1811 Urban Le Verrier (mathematician - predicted the existence of Neptune)


1885 Sir Malcolm Campbell (racing motorist, journalist, world land-speed record-holder)

1916 Harold Wilson (British Prime Minister)

Harold Wilson

1931 Rupert Murdoch (media mogul)

1935 Nancy Kovack (actress)

1936 Antonin Scalia (US Supreme Court Justice)

Antonin Scalia

1941 David Boies (lawyer)

1950 Bobby McFerrin (singer)

Bobby McFerrin

1952 Douglas Adams (author)

1955 Nina Hagen (singer, actress)

1957 Qasem Soleimani (Iranian General)

1963 Alex Kingston (actress)

1963 David LaChapelle (photographer, film and video director)

1964 Shane Ritchie (actor, singer)

1965 Jessie Jackson, Jr. (lawyer, US politician)

1967 John Barrowman (actor)

1971 Johnny Knoxville (actor, comedian)

1978 Didier Drogba (soccer player)

1983 Bob Hawke becomes Prime Minister of Australian.

1989 Anton Yelchin (actor)

March 11th in History

1702 The first national daily newspaper in England, The Daily Courant, is published for the first time.

1708 Queen Anne refuses to give the Royal Assent to the Scottish Milita Bill. This the last occasion on which a British monarch refused to agree to legislation passed by Parliament.

Queen Anne

1851 First performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi in Venice.

1861 The Constitution of the Confederate States of America adopted.

1867 First performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi in Paris.

1888 The Great Blizzard of 1888 shuts down the East Coast of the United States and kills 400.

1927 Roxy Theatre opens in New York City.

1985 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of the USSR.

Mikhail Gorbachev

1990 Lithuania declares itself independent from the USSR.

1993 Janet Reno becomes first female US Attorney General.

1999 Infosys becomes the first Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ.

2005 Terrorist bombings of commuter trains in Madrid, Spain kill 191 and injure around 2,000 people.

2011 A 9.0 magnitude Earthquake hits Japan triggering a tsunami.

2020 World Health Organization (WHO) declares a pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus.

March 11th is also

Reestablishment of Lithuanian Independence (Lithuania)

Moshoeshoe Day (Lesotho)

Youth Day (Zambia)


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