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Today is Sunday, March 11, the 71st day of 2012. There are 295 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan's northeastern coast, a combined disaster that killed nearly 20,000 people and caused grave damage to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station in the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

On this date:
In 222, Emperor Elagabalus is assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a revolt. Their mutilated bodies are dragged through the streets of Rome before being thrown into the Tiber.
In 1387, Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
In 1641, Guaraní forces living in the Jesuit Reductions defeat bandeirantes loyal to the Portuguese Empire at the Battle of Mbororé in present-day Panambí, Argentina.
In 1649, The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
In 1702, The Daily Courant, England's first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
In 1708, Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
In 1784, The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.
In 1810, French Emperor Napoleon I was married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.
In 1811, During André Masséna's retreat from the Lines of Torres Vedras, a division led by French Marshal Michel Ney fights off a combined Anglo-Portuguese force to give Masséna time to escape.
In 1824, The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
In 1845, The Flagstaff War: Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.
In 1848, Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
In 1851, The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
In 1861, American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.
In 1862, American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln removed Gen. George B. McClellan as general-in-chief of the Union armies, leaving him in command of the Army of the Potomac, a post McClellan also ended up losing.
In 1864, The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
In 1867, The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
In 1872, Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
In 1872, The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
In 1888, The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
In 1917, World War I: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
In 1927, In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
In 1930, former President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1931, Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union.
In 1941, World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.
In 1942, World War II: As Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia. (MacArthur, who subsequently vowed, "I shall return," kept that promise more than 2 1/2 years later.)
In 1945, World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.
In 1945, World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.
In 1946, Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.
In 1959, the Lorraine Hansberry drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opened at New York's Ethel Barrymore Theater.
In 1962, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy met with Pope John XXIII at the Vatican.
In 1965, the Rev. James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, died after being beaten by whites during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Ala.
In 1977, more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C. by Hanafi Muslims were freed after ambassadors from three Islamic nations joined the negotiations.
In 1978, Coastal Road massacre: At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Al Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel's Operation Litani.
In 1983, Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In 1990, Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
In 1990, Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.
In 1993, Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
In 1999, Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
In 2004, Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
In 2006, Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
In 2007, Russian helicopters reportedly attack the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later.
In 2009, Winnenden school shooting: 16 are killed and 11 are injured before recent-graduate Tim Kretschmer shoots and kills himself, leading to tightened weapons restrictions in Germany.
In 2010, Economist and businessman Sebastián Piñera is sworn in as President of Chile, while three earthquakes, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.9 and all centered next to Pichilemu, capital of Cardenal Caro Province, hit central Chile during the ceremony.

Ten years ago: Two columns of light soared skyward from Ground Zero in New York as a temporary memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. At the White House, President George W. Bush unveiled a commemorative stamp to raise money to help 9/11 victims "get their lives back in order." Israel lifted Yasser Arafat's three-month confinement in the West Bank.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush, continuing his tour of Latin America, met with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. Newborn Mychael Darthard-Dawodu was found safe in Clovis, N.M., a day after she was abducted from a hospital in Lubbock, Texas. (The abductor, Rayshaun Parson, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.) Actress-singer Betty Hutton died in Palm Springs, Calif., at age 86.

One year ago: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a measure to eliminate most union rights for public employees, a proposal which had provoked three weeks of loud, relentless protests. NFL owners and players broke off labor negotiations hours before their contract expired; the union decertified and the league imposed a lockout that lasted 4 1/2 months. Songwriter Hugh Martin, whose works included "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song," died in Encinitas, Calif., at age 96.

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Today's Birthdays: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 81. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 78. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 76. Musician Flaco Jimenez is 73. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 67. Actor Mark Metcalf (Animal House, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twisted Sister videos) is 66. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 65. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 62. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 62. Actress Susan Richardson is 60. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine is 59. Singer Nina Hagen is 57. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 57. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 55. Actor-director Peter Berg is 50. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 50. Actress Alex Kingston is 49. Country musician David Talbot is 49. Actor Wallace Langham is 47. U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is 47. Actor John Barrowman is 45. Singer Lisa Loeb is 44. Singer Pete Droge is 43. Actor Terrence Howard is 43. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 43. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 41. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) are 33. Actor David Anders is 31. Singer LeToya is 31. Actress Thora Birch is 30. Actor Rob Brown is 28. Actor Anton Yelchin is 23.

Notable births, March 11:
1948, César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
1948, Dominique Sanda, French actress
1956, Joey Buttafuoco, American criminal
1959, Nina Hartley, American porn star, author and feminist
1961, Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
1964, Vinnie Paul, American drummer (Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah)
1965, Wallace Langham, American actor
1974, Bobby Abreu, Venezuelan baseball player
1975, Shawn Springs, American football player
1979, Elton Brand, American basketball player
1979, Fred Jones, American basketball player
1980, Dan Uggla, American baseball player
1981, Lee Evans, American football player
1981, Russell Lissack, English musician (Bloc Party, Pin Me Down and Ash)

Born on this day, March 11, passed away:
1887, Raoul Walsh, American film director (d. 1980)
1898, Dorothy Gish, American actress (d. 1968)
1903, Lawrence Welk, American musician (d. 1992)
1916, Harold Wilson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
1926, Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (d. 1990)
1927, Robert Mosbacher, United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)
1928, Albert Salmi, American actor (d. 1990)
1929, Timothy Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
1938, Joseph Brooks, American screenwriter and songwriter (d. 2011)
1945, Dock Ellis, American baseball player (d. 2008)
1952, Douglas Adams, English writer (d. 2001)
1958, Anissa Jones, American actress (d. 1976)

Notable deaths, March 11:
1955, Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
1955, Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American entrepreneur (b. 1859)
1957, Richard E. Byrd, American admiral and explorer (b. 1888)
1970, Erle Stanley Gardner, American novelist (b. 1889)
1971, Philo T. Farnsworth, American inventor (b. 1906)
1971, Whitney Young, American civil rights activist (b. 1921)
1986, Sonny Terry, American blues musician (b. 1911)
1992, Richard Brooks, American film director (b. 1912)
1996, Vince Edwards, American actor and director (b. 1928)
2006, Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian hockey player (b. 1931)
2006, Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia (b. 1941)
2007, Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
2010, Merlin Olsen, American football player and actor (b. 1940)

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Today is Monday, March 11, the 70th day of 2013. There are 295 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 11, 1888, the Blizzard of '88, also known as the "Great White Hurricane," began inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths.

One year ago: Sixteen Afghan villagers — mostly women and children — were shot dead as they slept, allegedly by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, in an attack that reignited fury at the U.S. presence in Afghanistan following a wave of deadly protests over Americans burning Qurans.

Today's Birthdays: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 82. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 79. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 77. Musician Flaco Jimenez (FLAH'-koh hee-MEH'-nez) is 74. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 68. Actor Mark Metcalf is 67. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 66. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 63. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 63. Actress Susan Richardson is 61. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine (eye-VEEN') is 60. Singer Nina Hagen is 58. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 58. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 56. Actor Elias Koteas (ee-LY-uhs koh-TAY-uhs) is 52. Actor-director Peter Berg is 51. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 51. Actress Alex Kingston is 50. Country musician David Talbot is 50. Actor Wallace Langham is 48. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is 48. Actor John Barrowman is 46. Singer Lisa Loeb is 45. Singer Pete Droge is 44. Actor Terrence Howard is 44. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 44. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 42. Rock singer-musicians Joel and Benji Madden (Good Charlotte) are 34. Actor David Anders is 32. Singer LeToya is 32. Actress Thora Birch is 31. TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 30. Actor Rob Brown is 29. Actor Anton Yelchin is 24.

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Today is Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 11, 1954, the U.S. Army charged that Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., and his subcommittee's chief counsel, Roy Cohn, had exerted pressure to obtain favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former consultant to the subcommittee. (The confrontation culminated in the famous Senate Army-McCarthy hearings.)

Ten years ago: Ten bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people and wounding more than 2,000 in an attack linked to al-Qaida-inspired militants.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package to keep the government running through Sept. 2009, even as he called it "imperfect" because of the number of earmarks it contained. A teenager, Tim Kretschmer, went on a shooting rampage starting at a school in Winnenden, Germany, killing 15 people before committing suicide.

One year ago: Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a Democrat, was convicted of a raft of crimes, including racketeering conspiracy (he was later sentenced to 28 years in prison). North Korea said it was no longer bound by the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War, following days of increased tensions over its latest nuclear test.

Today's Birthdays: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 83. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 80. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 78. Musician Flaco Jimenez (FLAH'-koh hee-MEH'-nez) is 75. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 69. Actor Mark Metcalf is 68. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 67. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 64. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 64. Actress Susan Richardson is 62. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine (eye-VEEN') is 61. Singer Nina Hagen is 59. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 59. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 57. Actor Elias Koteas (ee-LY-uhs koh-TAY-uhs) is 53. Actor-director Peter Berg is 52. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 52. Actress Alex Kingston is 51. Country musician David Talbot is 51. Actor Wallace Langham is 49. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is 49. Actor John Barrowman is 47. Singer Lisa Loeb is 46. Singer Pete Droge is 45. Actor Terrence Howard is 45. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 45. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 43. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) are 35. Actor David Anders is 33. Singer LeToya is 33. Actress Thora Birch is 32. TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 31. Actor Rob Brown is 30. Actor Anton Yelchin is 25.

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Today is Wednesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2015. There are 295 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 11, 1865, during the Civil War, Union forces under General William T. Sherman occupied Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Ten years ago: A judge, court reporter and sheriff's deputy were shot to death at an Atlanta courthouse; Brian Nichols, who killed them as well as a federal agent, surrendered a day later at the apartment of Ashley Smith, a woman he'd taken hostage. (Nichols was later convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.)

Five years ago: A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the use of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency. In an address at Tel Aviv University, Vice President Joe Biden said "good faith negotiations" could recognize Israeli security needs and the Palestinian goal for a viable state. Sebastian Pinera was sworn in as Chile's new president on a day when the country was peppered with a dozen significant aftershocks from a February earthquake. Pro Football Hall of Famer and former television actor Merlin Olsen died in suburban Los Angeles at age 69.

One year ago: In an extraordinary public accusation, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., declared the CIA had interfered with and then tried to intimidate a congressional investigation into the agency's possible use of torture in terror probes during the Bush administration. Swedish Radio reporter Nils Horner was shot dead in Kabul, Afghanistan, in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group. Dallas Seavey ran a blistering pace and took the lead just hours before the finish to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Today's Birthdays: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 84. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 81. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 79. Musician Flaco Jimenez (FLAH'-koh hee-MEH'-nez) is 76. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 70. Actor Mark Metcalf is 69. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 68. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 65. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 65. Actress Susan Richardson is 63. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine (eye-VEEN') is 62. Singer Nina Hagen is 60. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 60. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 58. Actor Elias Koteas (ee-LY-uhs koh-TAY-uhs) is 54. Actor-director Peter Berg is 53. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 53. Actress Alex Kingston is 52. Country musician David Talbot is 52. Actor Wallace Langham is 50. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is 50. Actor John Barrowman is 48. Singer Lisa Loeb is 47. Neo-soul musician Al Gamble (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 46. Singer Pete Droge is 46. Actor Terrence Howard is 46. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 46. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 44. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte; The Madden Brothers) are 36. Actor David Anders is 34. Singer LeToya is 34. Actress Thora Birch is 33. TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 32. Actor Rob Brown is 31. Actor Anton Yelchin is 26.

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Today is Friday, March 11, the 71st day of 2016. There are 295 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 11, 1888, the Blizzard of '88, also known as the "Great White Hurricane," began inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths.

Ten years ago: Former Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic (sloh-BOH'-dahn mee-LOH'-shuh-vich) was found dead of a heart attack in his prison cell in the Netherlands, abruptly ending his four-year U.N. war crimes trial for orchestrating a decade of conflict that had killed a quarter of a million people; he was 64. Michelle Bachelet (bah-cheh-LET') was sworn in as Chile's first female president.

Five years ago: A magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan's northeastern coast, killing nearly 20,000 people and severely damaging the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a measure to eliminate most union rights for public employees, a proposal which had provoked three weeks of loud, relentless protests. NFL owners and players broke off labor negotiations hours before their contract expired; the union decertified and the league imposed a lockout that lasted 4½ months. Songwriter Hugh Martin, whose works included "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song," died in Encinitas, Calif., at age 96.

One year ago: The police chief of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. Jimmy Greenspoon, 67, the keyboardist for rock band Three Dog Night, died in North Potomac, Maryland.

Today's Birthdays: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 85. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 82. Musician Flaco Jimenez (FLAH'-koh hee-MEH'-nez) is 77. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 71. Actor Mark Metcalf is 70. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 69. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 66. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 66. Actress Susan Richardson is 64. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine (eye-VEEN') is 63. Singer Nina Hagen is 61. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 61. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 59. Actor Elias Koteas (ee-LY-uhs koh-TAY-uhs) is 55. Actor-director Peter Berg is 54. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 54. Actress Alex Kingston is 53. Country musician David Talbot is 53. Actor Wallace Langham is 51. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is 51. Actor John Barrowman is 49. Singer Lisa Loeb is 48. Neo-soul musician Al Gamble (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 47. Singer Pete Droge is 47. Actor Terrence Howard is 47. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 47. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 45. Rock singer-musicians Joel and Benji Madden (Good Charlotte; The Madden Brothers) are 37. Actor David Anders is 35. Singer LeToya is 35. Actress Thora Birch is 34. TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 33. Actor Rob Brown is 32. Actor Anton Yelchin is 27.

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Today is Saturday, March 11, the 70th day of 2017. There are 295 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Purim begins at sunset. Daylight saving time returns Sunday at 2 a.m. local time; clocks go forward one hour.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 11, 1942, as Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War II, U.S. Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia, where he vowed on March 20, "I shall return" — a promise he kept more than 2½ years later.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, continuing his tour of Latin America, met with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe (oo-REE'-bay). Newborn Mychael Darthard-Dawodu (meh-KEHL' DAHR'-thuhd DOW'-uh-doo) was found safe in Clovis, N.M., a day after she was abducted from a hospital in Lubbock, Texas. (The abductor, Rayshaun Parson, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.) Actress-singer Betty Hutton died in Palm Springs, Calif., at age 86.

Five years ago: Sixteen Afghan villagers — mostly women and children — were shot dead as they slept by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

One year ago: Nancy Reagan's life was celebrated by 1,000 invited guests gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., to pay final tribute to the former first lady who had died five days earlier at the age of 94. Keith Emerson, 71, founder and keyboardist of the progressive-rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, took his own life in Santa Monica, Calif.; he was 71.

Today's Birthdays — March 11: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 86. Former ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 83. Musician Flaco Jimenez (FLAH'-koh hee-MEH'-nez) is 78. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 72. Actor Mark Metcalf is 71. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 70. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 67. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 67. Actress Susan Richardson is 65. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine (eye-VEEN') is 64. Singer Nina Hagen is 62. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 62. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 60. Actor Elias Koteas (ee-LY-uhs koh-TAY-uhs) is 56. Actor-director Peter Berg is 55. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 55. Actress Alex Kingston is 54. Country musician David Talbot is 54. Actor Wallace Langham is 52. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is 52. Actor John Barrowman is 50. Singer Lisa Loeb is 49. Neo-soul musician Al Gamble (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 48. Singer Pete Droge is 48. Actor Terrence Howard is 48. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 48. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 46. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte; The Madden Brothers) are 38. Actor David Anders is 36. Singer LeToya is 36. Actress Thora Birch is 35. TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 34. Actor Rob Brown is 33.

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Today is Sunday, March 11, the 70th day of 2018. There are 295 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On March 11, 1918, what are believed to be the first confirmed U.S. cases of a deadly global flu pandemic were reported among U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Riley, Kan.; 46 would die. (The worldwide outbreak of influenza claimed an estimated 20 to 40 million lives.)

Ten years ago: The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East resigned amid speculation about a rift over U.S. policy in Iran; Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Adm. William J. Fallon had asked for permission to retire and that Gates agreed. Democrat Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Mississippi primary.



Five years ago: Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) was convicted of a raft of crimes, including racketeering conspiracy (he was later sentenced to 28 years in prison). North Korea said it was no longer bound by the 1953 armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, following days of increased tensions over its latest nuclear test. (A U.N. spokesman said that North Korea could not unilaterally dissolve the armistice.)



One year ago: Preet Bharara, an outspoken Manhattan federal prosecutor known for crusading against public corruption, announced on his personal Twitter account that he was fired after refusing a request to resign from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had asked that leftover appointees of former President Barack Obama leave. Duke became the first team to win the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament with four wins in four days by rallying past Notre Dame for a 75-69 victory.



Today's Birthdays — March 11: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 87. Former ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 84. Musician Flaco Jimenez (FLAH'-koh hee-MEH'-nez) is 79. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 73. Actor Mark Metcalf is 72. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 71. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 68. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 68. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 67. Actress Susan Richardson is 66. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine (eye-VEEN') is 65. Singer Nina Hagen is 63. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 63. Actor Elias Koteas (ee-LY'-uhs koh-TAY'-uhs) is 57. Actor-director Peter Berg is 56. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 56. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is 56. Actress Alex Kingston is 55. Country musician David Talbot is 55. Actor Wallace Langham is 53. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is 53. Actor John Barrowman is 51. Singer Lisa Loeb is 50. Neo-soul musician Al Gamble (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 49. Singer Pete Droge is 49. Actor Terrence Howard is 49. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 49. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 47. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte; The Madden Brothers) are 39. Actor David Anders is 37. Singer LeToya is 37. Actress Thora Birch is 36. TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 35. Actor Rob Brown is 34.

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