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 - Thora Birch
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1982: Actress Thora Birch, best known for roles in movies such as "American Beauty" and "Ghost World," is born in Los Angeles, California.

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