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 - Rupert Murdoch
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1931: Entrepreneur and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the founder, chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate, owns Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins and The Wall Street Journal among its holdings.


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