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 One hundred and ten 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.
2011 An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hits Lorca, Spain.
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 Airlines 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.
1970 The 1970 Lubbock tornado kills 26 and causes $250 million in damage.
1919 Uruguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1894 Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike.
1889 An attack upon a U.S. Army paymaster and escort results in the theft of over $28,000 and the award of two Medals of Honor.
1880 Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California.
1857 Indian Rebellion of 1857: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
1813 William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth discover a route across the Blue Mountains, opening up inland Australia to settlement.
1812 Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the British House of Commons.
Famous People Born on May 11

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Year Name
1969 Mitch Healey, Australian rugby league player and coach
1934 Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 2014)
1930 Stanley Elkin, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1995)
1955 John DeStefano, Jr., American politician, 49th Mayor of New Haven
1854 Jack Blackham, Australian cricketer (d. 1932)
1902 Edna Ernestine Kramer, American mathematician (d. 1984)
1924 Antony Hewish, English astronomer and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2021)
1937 Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő, Hungarian Olympic and world champion foil fencer
1934 Jack Twyman, American basketball player (d. 2012)
1982 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and singer (d. 2013)
Famous People Deaths On May 11

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Date Name
912 Leo VI the Wise, Byzantine Emperor, the second ruler of the Macedonian dynasty (b.866).
1882 Frederick Innes, Scottish-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1816)
1778 William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1708)
2002 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1912)
1988 Kim Philby, British-Soviet double agent (b. 1912)
1994 Timothy Carey, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)
1779 John Hart, American lawyer and politician (b. 1711)
1960 John D. Rockefeller Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1874)
2001 Douglas Adams, English novelist and screenwriter (b. 1952)
1920 James Colosimo, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1878)