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March 11: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 11

March 11th is officially celebrated as Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day and World Plumbing Day.

Today is the 70th day of the year, and there are 295 days left of 2021.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same star sign, Pisces.

Let’s not be too hasty though it’s definitely worth checking out this special day. Find out all there is to know about this day in history with these historical events and interesting facts.

Did you know that on this day in 1918, the Spanish flu received its first case in the US? The flu infected about a third of the world’s population at the time.

Keep reading for more facts about March 11th in history!

What Happened On March 11 In History?

2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that the spread of Covid-19 was now at a Pandemic stage.

2018

Marvel’s movie “Black Panther” became the 5th movie of all time to make more than $1 billion at the Box Office.

2011

15,899 lives were lost after a severe 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan.

The earthquake shook the island, causing a tsunami and the second worst nuclear accident in history at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Total damage was $260 billion USD.
2006

Michelle Bachelet became the first female president of Chile.

1997

Paul McCartney from the Beatles was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

The ceremony for his "services to music" took place at Buckingham Palace.
1986

The NFL started using instant replay rule where video is analyzed to review what had just happened in a game.

Source Wired
1967

Pink Floyd’s debut album “Arnold Layne” was released.

1918

The Spanish Flu received its first case in US.

The Spanish flu was a pandemic that claimed the lives of more than 50 million people worldwide.
1869

Existence of the giant panda became known to the Western world after French Armand David received a giant panda’s skin from a hunter.

OTD in 1869: Existence of the giant panda became known to the Western world after French Armand David received a giant panda's skin from a hunter.
Source WWF
1850

The Women’s College of Pennsylvania, US opened – making it the 2nd female medical school in America.

1669

More than 20,000 people were killed after Mount Etna erupted in Sicily.

OTD in 1669: More than 20
Tragically the nearby residents mostly ignored recommendations a few days earlier to relocate as they thought they could try and save their city.