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 - Janet Reno
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1993: Janet Reno is confirmed as U.S. attorney general by the United States Senate. She would be sworn in the next day, becoming the first female attorney general in American history. She went on to become the longest serving attorney general in the 20th century.


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