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March 11: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On March 11, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The eleventh day of the Gregorian calendar is March 11th; it commemorates the establishment of the Bureau of Indian Affairs by the United States Department of War and the confirmation of Janet Reno to the United States Senate, making her the first female Attorney General of the United States.

Pisces is the zodiac sign for March 11th. Terrence Howard, Johnny Knoxville, LeToya Luckett, and Anton Yelchin are all born on March 11th. National Proposal Day is celebrated on March 11th.

Event

(March 11, 1985)
Mikhail Gorbachev took over as Soviet Union leader from Konstantin Chernenko.

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(March 11, 1990)
Lithuania became the first Soviet republic to declare independence from the USSR after a vote in parliament.

(March 11, 2006)
Michelle Bachelet, a Chilean politician, became the country's first female president when she was sworn in.

(March 11, 2011)
An earthquake hit off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan, on this day in 2011, causing severe damage throughout the country and producing a disastrous tsunami that resulted in a major nuclear disaster.

(Died on March 11, 2018)
Mary Rosenblum, American science fiction and mystery author (b. 1952).

(March 11, 2020)
The COVID-19 epidemic was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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