Historical Events on May 11, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on May 11th This Day in History

Year Name
2016 103 people are killed in an ISIL bombing in Baghdad.
2014 Fifteen people are killed and 46 injured in Kinshasa in a stampede caused by tear gas being thrown into soccer stands by police officers.
2013 Fifty-two people are killed in a bombing in Reyhanlı, Turkey.
1998 India conducts three underground atomic tests in Pokhran.
1997 Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.
1996 After the aircraft's departure from Miami, a fire started by improperly handled chemical oxygen generators in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 on board.
1985 Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in the Bradford City stadium fire.
1973 Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg's charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times are dismissed.
1970 The 1970 Lubbock tornado kills 26 and causes $250 million in damage.
1945 World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill is hit by two kamikazes
1943 World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
1894 Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike.
1880 Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California.
1858 Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd state of the United States.
1846 President James K. Polk asked for a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War.
1833 The Lady of the Lake strikes an iceberg off Newfoundland and sinks with the loss of up to 265 passengers and crew.
1813 William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth discover a route across the Blue Mountains, opening up inland Australia to settlement.
1792 Robert Gray commands the first expedition to sail into the Columbia River.
Famous People Born on May 11

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Year Name
1927 Bernard Fox, British actor (d. 2016)
1889 Paul Nash, British painter (d. 1946)
1875 Harriet Quimby, American pilot and screenwriter (d. 1912)
1901 Rose Ausländer, Ukrainian-English poet and author (d. 1988)
1988 Brad Marchand, Canadian ice hockey player
1986 Abou Diaby, French footballer
1977 Pablo Gabriel García, Uruguayan footballer
1950 Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor (d. 2014)
1881 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1963)
1937 Ildikó ÿjlaky-Rejtſ, Hungarian Olympic and world champion foil fencer
Famous People Deaths On May 11

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Date Name
2009 Claudio Huepe, Chilean economist and politician, Chilean Minister Secretary-General of Government (b. 1939)
1960 John D. Rockefeller Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1874)
1986 Fritz Pollard, American football player and coach (b. 1894)
1610 Matteo Ricci, Italian priest and mathematician (b. 1552)
2001 Douglas Adams, English novelist and screenwriter (b. 1952)
1938 George Lyon, Canadian golfer and cricketer (b. 1858)
1920 William Dean Howells, American novelist, literary critic, and playwright (b. 1837)
2002 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1912)
1889 John Cadbury, English businessman and philanthropist, founded the Cadbury Company (b. 1801)
2007 Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoan ruler (b. 1913)