Ben Smith tracks down some beauts, emailed just last Friday by Haley Barbour's press secretary. He detailed some of the events that had occurred on March 11 in history:

Otis Redding posthumously received a gold record for his single, "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay". (Not a big hit in Japan right now.)

In 1993: Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first female attorney general. (It took longer to confirm her gender than to confirm her law license.)

Not cardinal sins. The second one made me grin. But not exactly ready for prime-time, no?

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