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  1. The Japanese bullet train system is equipped with a network of sensitive seismometers. On March 11, 2011, one of the seismometers detected an 8.9 magnitude earthquake 12 seconds before it hit and sent a stop signal to 33 trains. As a result, only one bullet train derailed that day.

  2. Japan was changed forever by the devastating triple tragedy that unfolded on March 11, 2011, bringing an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis." "The total cost of the catastrophe has been put at $286 billion by the World Bank, making it the most expensive disaster of all time."

  3. On Sep 11, 1857, a group of Mormon militiamen persuaded a band of passing emigrants to march down a trail in Mountain Meadows, Utah. Under the pretense of protection and following the orders of their local Church leaders, these militiamen proceeded to execute 120 men, women, and children.

  4. In the town of Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada, "Hooting and Hollering" was completely illegal until March 2016 when they made it legal from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  5. The magnitude 9.0 great earthquake that struck Japan on 11 March 2011 "was so powerful that its rumble was 'heard' from space. Scientists in France and the Netherlands have found that sound waves from the quake reached as far as an orbiting satellite [GOCE], 260 kilometres [161.6 miles] above."

  6. During a game on March 11, 2007 former NBA player Scot Pollard created a minor controversy when he looked into the camera during a 20-second timeout and said "Hey kids, do drugs." The light on top of the camera was not working. Pollard said it to get a laugh out of the people in the media truck

  7. Mating and calving takes place from November to March. Female gives birth every 3rd year. Pregnancy lasts 11 months and ends with one baby. Baby whale is 20 feet long and weighs 2 to 3 tons at birth. It depends on the mother's milk 6 to 7 months. Young whales reach sexual maturity at the age of 6 to 12 years.

  8. Mating season of African buffalo takes place between March and May. Pregnancy lasts 11 and half months and ends with one baby (calf).

  9. On March 16, 1966 Neil Armstrong and David Scott, another astronaut, were launched into earth's orbit. This mission was the first time that two vehicles docked successfully in space. Problems cut the mission short and only 11 hours later they landed in the Pacific Ocean.

  10. The largest mass lynching in America was against Sicilian Italians in New Orleans on March 14, 1891. 11 Italians were hanged.

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According to the Ethiopian calendar Today's date is March 7, 2007 (7/7/7). The Ethiopian calender is roughly 7 years behind the Gregorian Calender and they celebrate new year on September 11.

The March 14, 1891, New Orleans lynchings were the murders of 11 Italian Americans in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was perhaps the largest single mass lynching in U.S. history

On March 11, 1958, an Air Force bomber dropped a nuclear weapon on a farm in the rural Mars Bluff community outside Florence, South Carolina. The radioactive payload either wasn’t loaded in the warhead or didn’t detonate — the stories differ.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

Quiznos filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March 2014, and that in 2006, Bhupinder Baber, franchise owner, committed suicide after a legal battle with the company, potentially a factor in the company's bankruptcy later.

February and March both having a Friday the 13th happens in a pattern every 6 or 11 years

The official magnitude of the earthquake that struck Japan on 11 March 2011 was revised upward: 9.1