On this day: March 11

POSTED: 09:10 AM PST Mar 05, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 10, 2016 

Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.

OTD March 11 - Antonin Scalia
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1936: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is born in Trenton, New Jersey. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and was the longest-serving justice currently on the court at the time of his sudden death at the age of 79 on Feb. 13, 2016.

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