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–88 Nancy Kovach–87 Mark Metcalf–76 Jerry Zucker–72 Robert “Bobby” McFerrin Jr–72 Susan Richardson–70 Catharina “Nina” Hagen–67 “Cheryl Lynn”(Lynda Cheryl Smith)–65 David LaChapelle–59 Terrence Howard–53 “Johnny Knoxville”(Philip Clapp)–51 Thora Birch–40 ; 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. About One week later the United States goes into lockdown for many months.