On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 2020

Historical Events

  • 11-year bull market ends as the Dow Jones industrial average falls more than 20%, becoming a bear market

PandemicCOVID-19

COVID-19 declared a pandemic by the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, with 121,564 cases worldwide and 4,373 deaths

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in prison for a criminal sex act and rape in New York

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • NBA suspends 2019-20 season until further notice after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tests positive for COVID-19
  • Smallest dinosaur ever discovered - skull preserved in piece of amber smaller than a fingertip from a mine in Myanmar, reported in "Nature"

Famous Deaths

  • Michel Roux, French chef and restaurateur (Le Gavroche, 1st Michelin three-starred restaurant in Britain), dies at 78
2020 Highlights

About March 11, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces