On this day: March 11

Published On: Mar 05 2013 11:10:53 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 11 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.

OTD March 11 - Paul Wall
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1981: Rapper Paul Wall, who broke through in 2005 with his major-label debut album "The Peoples Champ," is born Paul Michael Slayton in Houston Texas. "The People's Champ" reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, R&B and Rap album charts.

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