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On this day: March 11

POSTED: 09:10 AM PST Mar 05, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 10, 2014 

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 - Becket
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1964: The movie "Becket," starring Richard Burton as Thomas Becket and Peter O'Toole as King Henry II, premieres in theaters. The movie would go on to earn the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for 11 other awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and twice for Best Actor, for both Burton and O'Toole.

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