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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 - Rupert Murdoch
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1931: Entrepreneur and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the founder, chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate, owns Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins and The Wall Street Journal among its holdings.

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