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Interesting historical events occurring on March 11…

March 10, 2012

March 11.  One year from the big earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  That was a very sad day for the world.  I watched a show today that went back to look at the devastation…just…unreal.  A lot of lives lost.  Watching the show tonight is like watching the 9/11 footage, just without the anger.  Amazement at what I’m seeing.  A feeling of helplessness.  And thoughts about how I’d handle it if I were there.

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March 11, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who died or lost loved ones that day.

As for other events on March 11:

1824 – The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

1861 – American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.

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 IIPresident 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.

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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.

1945 – World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.

1946 – Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.

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

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 MadridSpain, kill 191 people.

2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) 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.


1903 – Lawrence Welk, American musician (d. 1992)

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1931 – Rupert Murdoch, Australian-born entrepreneur

1934 – Sam Donaldson, American reporter

1936 – Antonin Scalia, American Supreme Court Justice

1956 – Joey Buttafuoco, American criminal

1959 – Nina Hartley, American porn star, author and feminist

1969 – Terrence Howard, American actor

1971 – Johnny Knoxville, American actor and comedian


Nobody I felt compelled to mention…



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