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–90 Nancy Kovach–89 Mark Metcalf–78 Jerry Zucker–74 Robert “Bobby” McFerrin Jr–74 Susan Richardson–72 Catharina “Nina” Hagen–68 “Cheryl Lynn”(Lynda Cheryl Smith)–67 David LaChapelle–61 Terrence Howard–55 “Johnny Knoxville”(Philip Clapp)–53 Thora Birch–42 ; 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.