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 - Rudolf Hoss
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1946: Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of the Nazis' Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops. He was hanged in 1947 following a trial in Warsaw.

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