On This Day: March 11th
This is 71st day of the year and 295 days remain in the year.
The Confederate States of America adopted its constitution.
A torrential rainstorm hit the East Coast. The rain turned to snow the next day and it became the Blizzard of 1888, the most famous snowstorm in American history. It caused more than 400 deaths.
General Douglas MacArthur leaves the Philippines saying, "I shall return."
A newly elected parliament in Lithuania declared its independence from the Soviet Union.
Janet Reno won unanimous Senate confirmation to be the first female U.S. Attorney General.
March 11 BirthdaysTorquato Tasso1544–1595, Italian Poet.
Ralph Abernathycivil rights leader
Antonin ScaliaSupreme Court Justice
Sir Malcolm Campbellautomobile and speedboat racer