On this day: March 11

Published On: Mar 05 2013 11:10:53 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 11 2014 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 - Confederate Constitution
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1861: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted. The document is similar to the U.S. Constitution, but there are crucial differences in tone and legal content, and having to do with the topics of states' rights and slavery.

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