March, 11

March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (71th if leap year). It 295 days before the end of the year.


There is no celebration for this day!


Japan earthquake of magnitude 8.9

(March, 11 2011)
Off Japan an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale causes a tsunami that struck the coasts of East Asia and causes a severe nuclear accident at Fukushima (Japan).Waves, some of which have reached 30 meters, have traveled up to 10 miles inland, destroying nearly 600 km of coastline and ...

Beginning of the commercialization of the iPad 2 in the United States

(March, 11 2011)
The second version of the popular iPad tablet touch giant electronics can be found on sale in 236 U.S. Apple Stores.

Shooting Albertville-Realschule in Germany

(March, 11 2009)
Tim Kretschmer, a former student aged 17, killed 16 people (10 students, three teachers and three passers-by) in Winnenden (Germany) before being killed by police.

European release of the Nintendo DS

(March, 11 2005)
It is a dual screen console with the bottom one is touch. Upon its release, it costs 150 €

Terrorist attacks in Madrid (Spain)

(March, 11 2004)
Bombs explode in several stations of the Spanish capital. There are 191 people and injured 1,500. First attributed to Basque separatist group ETA by the Aznar government, this attack will actually attributed to Islamist terrorism.

Mikhail Gorbachev was elected General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR

(March, 11 1985)
At the age of 55, Mikhail Gorbachev succeeded Konstantin Chernenko and will be the last Communist leader of the USSR. He resigned in December 1991 after the collapse of the communist bloc.

Death of Claude François

(March, 11 1978)
A 39-year-old singer Claude François died electrocuted in his bath in Paris.


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Sign of the Zodiac: 21th day of the astrological sign of Pisces.