Today is Sunday, March 11, the 70th day of 2018. There are 295 days left in the year.
Today in history
On March 11, 1918, what are believed to be the first confirmed U.S. cases of a deadly global flu pandemic were reported among U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Riley, Kan.; 46 would die. (The worldwide outbreak of influenza claimed an estimated 20 million to 40 million lives.)
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In 1888, the Blizzard of '88, also known as the "Great White Hurricane," began inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in 400 deaths.
In 1935, the Bank of Canada began operations, issuing its first series of bank notes.
In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Bill, providing war supplies to countries fighting the Axis.
In 1977, more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims were freed after ambassadors from three Islamic nations joined the negotiations.
In 1993, Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be U.S. attorney general.
Salmon can jump as high as 6 feet.
Just for laughs
I need to start eating healthier, but first I need to eat all the junk food in the house so it's not there to tempt me anymore.
"Assumpsit:" noun; (as·sump·sit). Definition: An express or implied promise or contract not under seal on which an action may be brought.
Musician Flaco Jimenez is 79. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 73. Actor Mark Metcalf is 72. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 71. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 68. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 68. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 67. Actress Susan Richardson is 66. Singer Nina Hagen is 63. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 63. Actor Elias Koteas is 57. Actor-director Peter Berg is 56. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 56. Actress Alex Kingston is 55. Country musician David Talbot is 55. Actor Wallace Langham is 53. Actor John Barrowman is 51. Singer Lisa Loeb is 50. Neo-soul musician Al Gamble (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 49. Singer Pete Droge is 49. Actor Terrence Howard is 49. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 49. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte; The Madden Brothers) are 39. Actor David Anders is 37. Singer LeToya is 37. Actress Thora Birch is 36. Actor Rob Brown is 34.
The Edge is compiled by Dallas Callahan. She can be contacted at email@example.com.