March 11 in History

March 11 in Pop Culture History

March 11th is…
Debunking Day
Dream Day
National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day
Johnny Appleseed Day (also September 26)
Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
Plumbing Day
Promposal Day
National 3-1-1 Day
Worship of Tools Day

105 – Ts’ai Lun invented paper, in China.

1818 – Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was widely published. It is recognized as the world’s first science fiction novel. A limited version was printed earlier that year.

1864 – The Great Sheffield Flood killed 238 people in Sheffield, England.

1888 – Great Blizzard of 1888, east coast USA, killed over 400 people.

1916 – USS Nevada (BB-36) was commissioned as the first US Navy ‘super-dreadnought’.

1918 – The influenza epidemic of 1918 began in Fort Riley, Kansas. 20-50 million people worldwide died from the disease.

1927 – Samuel Roxy Rothafel opened the Roxy Theatre in NYC.

1933 – 42nd Street was released in theaters.

1960 – Pioneer V was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1967 – #1 Hit March 11, 1967 – March 17, 1967: The Supremes – Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone

1974 – The children’s special Free to Be… You and Me, produced by Marlo Thomas, aired on ABC.

1989 – COPS debuted on FOX. It was one of the earliest ‘reality TV” shows.

1994 – Four Weddings and a Funeral was released in theaters.

1997 – ‘Queen Elizabeth II knighted Sir’ Paul McCartney for his “services to music.”

2005 – Robots debuted in theaters.

2006 – #1 Hit March 11, 2006 – March 17, 2006: James Blunt – You’re Beautiful

2011 – Battle: Los Angeles debuted in theaters.

2011 (Earthquake) Coastal Honshu, Japan

2011 – Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, Japan


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