What are the important events that happened on May 11? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
May 11: Facts & Myths About This Day
May 11 is the 131st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 28, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 450,192 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatriacontahenagon’ day.
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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 266 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,063 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 11 Historical Events
In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake as heretics.
Christopher Columbus leaves for his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies.
Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
President James K. Polk asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War
Luxembourg gains its independence.
Pullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois.
An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana.
UMNO is created.
The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak: an F5 tornado hits downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.
Bradford City stadium fire: Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in a flash fire at Valley Parade football ground during a match against Lincoln City in Bradford, England.
Who were born on May 11?
Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)
Herbert Murrill, English composer (d. 1952)
Dante Tinga, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
Darren Ward, Welsh footballer
Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
Andrés Iniesta, Spanish football player
Monica Roşu, Romanian gymnast
Daniel Jason Torres, American politician
Who died on May 11?
Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (b. 1552)
Alaungpaya, Founder of Konbaung Dynasty of Burma (b. 1714)
William Pitt, the Elder, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1708)
Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (b. 1864)
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American philanthropist (b. 1874)
Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)
Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (b. 1910)
Oreste Kirkop, Maltese tenor and actor (b. 1923)
René Muñoz, Cuban actor, screenwriter of telenovelas (b. 1938)
Bernard Gordon, blacklisted American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)
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