History Blog

March 11

Happy Birthday RIP Shemp Howard(Samuel Horwitz 1895–1955) Lawrence Welk(1903–1992) “Lady Chablis”(Benjamin Knox 1957–2016) Anton Yelchin(1989–2016) ; Samuel Donaldson–89 Nancy Kovach–88 Mark Metcalf–77 Jerry Zucker–73 Robert “Bobby” McFerrin Jr–73 Susan Richardson–71 Catharina “Nina” Hagen–68 “Cheryl Lynn”(Lynda Cheryl Smith)–66 David LaChapelle–60 Terrence Howard–54 “Johnny Knoxville”(Philip Clapp)–52 Thora Birch–41 ; 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 ; 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the COVID-19 virus a pandemic! On March 19 California goes into lockdown, stay at home protocol declared by Gavin Newsom. The next day Andrew Cuomo does the same stay at home lockdown for New York state.