What happened this day in history May 11

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

  • 1310
    In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake as heretics.
  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus leaves for his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies.
  • 1812
    Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
  • 1846
    President James K. Polk asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War
  • 1867
    Luxembourg gains its independence.
  • 1894
    Pullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois.
  • 1910
    An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana.
  • 1946
    UMNO is created.
  • 1953
    The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak: an F5 tornado hits downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.
  • 1985
    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?

  • 1890
    Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)
  • 1909
    Herbert Murrill, English composer (d. 1952)
  • 1939
    Dante Tinga, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1965
    Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1970
    Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
  • 1974
    Darren Ward, Welsh footballer
  • 1977
    Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1984
    Andrés Iniesta, Spanish football player
  • 1987
    Monica Roşu, Romanian gymnast
  • 1990
    Daniel Jason Torres, American politician

Who died on May 11?

  • 1610
    Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (b. 1552)
  • 1760
    Alaungpaya, Founder of Konbaung Dynasty of Burma (b. 1714)
  • 1778
    William Pitt, the Elder, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1708)
  • 1929
    Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (b. 1864)
  • 1960
    John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American philanthropist (b. 1874)
  • 1970
    Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)
  • 1986
    Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (b. 1910)
  • 1998
    Oreste Kirkop, Maltese tenor and actor (b. 1923)
  • 2000
    René Muñoz, Cuban actor, screenwriter of telenovelas (b. 1938)
  • 2007
    Bernard Gordon, blacklisted American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)

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