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March 11th Trivia

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March 11th In Pop Culture History

105 - Ts'ai Lun invented paper, in China.

1818 - Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was published. It is recognized as world's first science fiction novel.

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

1888 - Great Blizzard of 1888, east coast, USA, killed more than 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 million people world-wide 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.

1997 - 'Sir' Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his "services to music."

2006 - #1 Hit March 11, 2006 - March 17, 2006: James Blunt - You're Beautiful

2011 (Earthquake) Coastal Honshu, Japan

2011 - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, Japan

March 11th
Celebrity Birthdays

Song Quote

Johnny Knoxville (1971)
Joel & Benji Madden (1979)
Rupert Murdoch (1931)
Lawrence Welk (1903-1992)
Lisa Loeb (1968)
Bobby McFerrin (1950)
Thora Birch (1982)
Alex Kingston (1963)
Dorothy Gish (1898)
Bobby McFerrin (1950)

If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend.
-Stone Temple Pilots

Friendship Songs

 



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