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May 11th, 2008 (May 11 2008)DeathDottie Rambo, American gospel singer (born in 1934)
May 11th, 2008 (May 11 2008)DeathJohn Rutsey, Canadian drummer, formerly for Canadian progressive rock band Rush (b.1953)
May 11th, 2007 (May 11 2007)EventPope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvao.
May 11th, 2007 (May 11 2007)DeathMalietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (born in 1913)
May 11th, 2007 (May 11 2007)DeathBernard Gordon, blacklisted American author (born in 1918)
May 11th, 2006 (May 11 2006)DeathFloyd Patterson, American boxer (born in 1935)
May 11th, 2006 (May 11 2006)DeathFrankie Thomas, American actor (born in 1921)Thomas Frank Quotes
May 11th, 2006 (May 11 2006)DeathYossi Banai, Israeli singer (born in 1932)
May 11th, 2005 (May 11 2005)DeathMichalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (born in 1917)
May 11th, 2004 (May 11 2004)DeathMick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer and coach
May 11th, 2004 (May 11 2004)DeathJohn Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (born in 1949)
May 11th, 2003 (May 11 2003)DeathNoel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (born in 1945)Jimi Hendrix Quotes
May 11th, 2002 (May 11 2002)EventHer Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.
May 11th, 2002 (May 11 2002)DeathJoseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (born in 1905)
May 11th, 2002 (May 11 2002)DeathRenaude Lapointe, French Canadian journalist and senator (born in 1912)
May 11th, 2001 (May 11 2001)DeathDouglas Adams, English author (born in 1952)Douglas Adams Quotes
May 11th, 2000 (May 11 2000)EventLast performance of the musical Cats in London s West End.
May 11th, 2000 (May 11 2000)DeathPaula Wessely, Austrian actress (born in 1907)
May 11th, 1998 (May 11 1998)EventIndia conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device.
May 11th, 1997 (May 11 1997)EventIBM 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.Garry Kasparov Quotes
May 11th, 1996 (May 11 1996)EventAfter taking-off from Miami, Florida, a fire started by improperly handled oxygen canisters 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.
May 11th, 1996 (May 11 1996)DeathAdemir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (born in 1922)
May 11th, 1996 (May 11 1996)DeathNnamdi Azikiwe, President of Nigeria (born in 1904)
May 11th, 1995 (May 11 1995)EventIn New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
May 11th, 1994 (May 11 1994)DeathTimothy Carey, American actor (born in 1928)
May 11th, 1989 (May 11 1989)BirthGiovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer
May 11th, 1988 (May 11 1988)DeathKim Philby, British spy (born in 1912)
May 11th, 1987 (May 11 1987)EventKlaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.Klaus Barbie Quotes
May 11th, 1987 (May 11 1987)EventIn Baltimore, Maryland, The first heart-lung transplant takes place. The surgery is performed by Dr. Bruce Reitz, of Stanford University School of Medicine.
May 11th, 1987 (May 11 1987)BirthJustin King, American football player
May 11th, 1987 (May 11 1987)BirthLouis Murphy, American college football player
May 11th, 1987 (May 11 1987)BirthMonica Rosu, Romanian gymnast
May 11th, 1986 (May 11 1986)BirthAbou Diaby, French footballer
May 11th, 1986 (May 11 1986)BirthRonny, Brazilian footballer
May 11th, 1986 (May 11 1986)BirthManuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen, Dutch Professional Gamer
May 11th, 1986 (May 11 1986)DeathHenry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (born in 1910)
May 11th, 1986 (May 11 1986)DeathFritz Pollard, American football player (born in 1894)
May 11th, 1985 (May 11 1985)EventFifty-six spectators die when a flash fire strikes a football ground during a match in Bradford, England.
May 11th, 1985 (May 11 1985)Birthsifow, Japanese pop star and business woman
May 11th, 1985 (May 11 1985)DeathChester Gould, American cartoonist (born in 1900)
May 11th, 1984 (May 11 1984)EventA transit of Earth from Mars takes place.
May 11th, 1984 (May 11 1984)BirthAndres Iniesta, Spanish football player
May 11th, 1983 (May 11 1983)BirthMatt Leinart, American football player
May 11th, 1983 (May 11 1983)BirthHolly Valance, Australian-born actress and singer
May 11th, 1983 (May 11 1983)BirthFrederic Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete
May 11th, 1982 (May 11 1982)BirthJonathan Jackson, American actor
May 11th, 1982 (May 11 1982)BirthAndrew Walter, American football player
May 11th, 1981 (May 11 1981)BirthLauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
May 11th, 1981 (May 11 1981)BirthDaniel Ortmeier, American baseball player
May 11th, 1981 (May 11 1981)BirthAustin O Brien, American actor
May 11th, 1981 (May 11 1981)DeathOdd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1897)
May 11th, 1981 (May 11 1981)DeathBob Marley, Jamaican singer and musician (born in 1945)Bob Marley Quotes
May 11th, 1979 (May 11 1979)BirthErin Lang, Canadian musician
May 11th, 1979 (May 11 1979)DeathLester Flatt, American bluegrass musician (born in 1914)
May 11th, 1978 (May 11 1978)BirthLaetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress
May 11th, 1978 (May 11 1978)BirthPerttu Kivilaakso, Finnish Cellist from the band Apocalyptica
May 11th, 1977 (May 11 1977)BirthJanne Ahonen, Finnish ski jumper
May 11th, 1977 (May 11 1977)BirthGonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer
May 11th, 1977 (May 11 1977)BirthPablo Garcia, Uruguayan footballer
May 11th, 1977 (May 11 1977)BirthVictor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
May 11th, 1977 (May 11 1977)BirthMatthew Newton, Australian actor
May 11th, 1976 (May 11 1976)DeathAlvar Aalto, Finnish architect (born in 1898)
May 11th, 1975 (May 11 1975)BirthFrancisco Cordero, Dominican baseball player
May 11th, 1974 (May 11 1974)BirthKevin Brown, English-born Canadian ice hockey player
May 11th, 1974 (May 11 1974)BirthStanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
May 11th, 1974 (May 11 1974)BirthBilly Kidman, American professional wrestler
May 11th, 1974 (May 11 1974)BirthBenoit Magimel, French actor
May 11th, 1974 (May 11 1974)BirthDarren Ward, Welsh footballer
May 11th, 1973 (May 11 1973)EventCiting government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
May 11th, 1973 (May 11 1973)BirthJames Haven, American actor
May 11th, 1973 (May 11 1973)DeathLex Barker, American actor (born in 1919)
May 11th, 1972 (May 11 1972)BirthAnita Hegh, Australian actress
May 11th, 1970 (May 11 1970)EventHenry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina.Henry Ford Quotes
May 11th, 1970 (May 11 1970)EventThe Lubbock Tornado: An F5 tornado hits downtown Lubbock, Texas, killing 26.
May 11th, 1970 (May 11 1970)BirthNicky Katt, American actor
May 11th, 1970 (May 11 1970)BirthGlenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
May 11th, 1970 (May 11 1970)DeathJohnny Hodges, American musician (born in 1906)
May 11th, 1969 (May 11 1969)EventVietnam War: Operation Apache Snow - Near the Laos border, American and South Vietnamese forces fight North Vietnamese troops for Ap Bia Mountain (aka Hill 937 or "Hamburger Hill").
May 11th, 1968 (May 11 1968)EventThe Toronto Transit Commission opens the largest expansion of its Bloor-Danforth Line, going to Scarborough in the east, and Etobicoke in the west.
May 11th, 1968 (May 11 1968)BirthJeffrey Donovan, American actor
May 11th, 1967 (May 11 1967)EventAndreas Papandreou, Greek economist and socialist politician, is imprisoned in Athens by the Greek military junta.
May 11th, 1966 (May 11 1966)BirthChristoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein)
May 11th, 1965 (May 11 1965)BirthGreg Dulli, American musician
May 11th, 1965 (May 11 1965)BirthMonsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor Martial Quotes
May 11th, 1964 (May 11 1964)BirthJohn Parrott, English snooker player
May 11th, 1964 (May 11 1964)BirthKatie Wagner, American television reporter
May 11th, 1964 (May 11 1964)BirthFloyd Youmans, American baseball player
May 11th, 1963 (May 11 1963)BirthGunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
May 11th, 1963 (May 11 1963)BirthMasatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
May 11th, 1963 (May 11 1963)BirthNatasha Richardson, English-born actress
May 11th, 1963 (May 11 1963)DeathHerbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (born in 1888)Herbert Spencer Quotes
May 11th, 1960 (May 11 1960)EventIn Buenos Aires, Argentina, four Israeli Mossad agents capture fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann, living under the assumed name Ricardo Klement.Adolf Eichmann Quotes
May 11th, 1960 (May 11 1960)EventThe first contraceptive pill is made available on the market.
May 11th, 1960 (May 11 1960)DeathJohn D. Rockefeller, Jr., American philanthropist (born in 1874)John D. Rockefeller Quotes
May 11th, 1959 (May 11 1959)BirthMartha Quinn, American television personality
May 11th, 1958 (May 11 1958)BirthChristian Brando, American actor and eldest child of Marlon Brando (died in 2008)Marlon Brando Quotes
May 11th, 1958 (May 11 1958)BirthPhil Smyth, Australian basketball player
May 11th, 1958 (May 11 1958)BirthWalt Terrell, American baseball player
May 11th, 1957 (May 11 1957)BirthPeter North, Canadian porn star
May 11th, 1956 (May 11 1956)BirthTheresa Burke, Canadian journalist
May 11th, 1956 (May 11 1956)BirthAlex Lester, British broadcaster
May 11th, 1955 (May 11 1955)BirthJohn DeStefano, Jr., American politician
May 11th, 1955 (May 11 1955)DeathGilbert Jessop, English cricketer (born in 1874)
May 11th, 1954 (May 11 1954)BirthJohn Gregory, English football manager
May 11th, 1954 (May 11 1954)BirthLubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
May 11th, 1953 (May 11 1953)EventThe 1953 Waco tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado hits downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.
May 11th, 1953 (May 11 1953)BirthDavid Gest, American television producer
May 11th, 1953 (May 11 1953)BirthCeline Lomez, Quebec singer and actress
May 11th, 1952 (May 11 1952)BirthShohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian actress
May 11th, 1952 (May 11 1952)BirthFrances Fisher, English-born actress
May 11th, 1952 (May 11 1952)BirthMike Lupica, American sports journalist
May 11th, 1952 (May 11 1952)BirthRenaud Sechan, French composer
May 11th, 1950 (May 11 1950)BirthDane Iorg, American baseball player
May 11th, 1950 (May 11 1950)BirthJeremy Paxman, British journalist and author
May 11th, 1949 (May 11 1949)EventSiam officially changes its name to Thailand, a name in use since 1939.
May 11th, 1949 (May 11 1949)EventIsrael joins the United Nations.
May 11th, 1948 (May 11 1948)BirthNirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
May 11th, 1948 (May 11 1948)BirthShigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
May 11th, 1947 (May 11 1947)BirthButch Trucks, American drummer (The Allman Brothers Band)
May 11th, 1946 (May 11 1946)EventUMNO is created.
May 11th, 1946 (May 11 1946)BirthRobert Jarvik, American physician and inventor
May 11th, 1946 (May 11 1946)BirthPlume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
May 11th, 1944 (May 11 1944)EventWorld War II: The Allies start a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line.
May 11th, 1943 (May 11 1943)EventWorld War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
May 11th, 1943 (May 11 1943)BirthNancy Greene, Canadian alpine skier
May 11th, 1943 (May 11 1943)BirthJuliet Harmer, English actress
May 11th, 1942 (May 11 1942)EventWilliam Faulkner s collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.William Faulkner Quotes
May 11th, 1942 (May 11 1942)BirthRachel Billington, British author
May 11th, 1941 (May 11 1941)BirthEric Burdon, British singer (The Animals)
May 11th, 1941 (May 11 1941)BirthGraham Miles, English snooker player
May 11th, 1940 (May 11 1940)BirthJuan Downey, Chilean video artist (died in 1993)
May 11th, 1939 (May 11 1939)BirthCarlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
May 11th, 1939 (May 11 1939)BirthDante Tinga, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
May 11th, 1939 (May 11 1939)DeathEvgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (born in 1867)
May 11th, 1936 (May 11 1936)BirthCarla Bley, American musician and composer
May 11th, 1935 (May 11 1935)BirthDoug McClure, American actor (died in 1995)
May 11th, 1935 (May 11 1935)BirthFrancisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (died in 2007)
May 11th, 1934 (May 11 1934)EventDust Bowl: A strong two-day dust storm removes massive amounts of Great Plains topsoil in one of the worst dust storms of the Dust Bowl in North America.
May 11th, 1934 (May 11 1934)BirthJim Jeffords, former American politician
May 11th, 1934 (May 11 1934)DeathOrest Khvolson, Russian physicist (born in 1852)
May 11th, 1933 (May 11 1933)BirthLouis Farrakhan, American Black Muslim leader
May 11th, 1930 (May 11 1930)BirthEdsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (died in 2002)Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
May 11th, 1930 (May 11 1930)BirthBud Ekins, American stuntman (died in 2007)
May 11th, 1929 (May 11 1929)DeathJozef Murgas, Slovak inventor (born in 1864)
May 11th, 1928 (May 11 1928)BirthYaacov Agam, Israeli sculptor
May 11th, 1928 (May 11 1928)BirthBrother Andrew, Dutch missionary
May 11th, 1928 (May 11 1928)BirthMarco Ferreri, Italian film director and screenwriter (died in 1997)
May 11th, 1927 (May 11 1927)EventThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
May 11th, 1927 (May 11 1927)BirthMort Sahl, Canadian comedian and political commentator
May 11th, 1927 (May 11 1927)BirthGene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (died in 2007)
May 11th, 1925 (May 11 1925)BirthEdward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 2006)
May 11th, 1924 (May 11 1924)EventMercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies.
May 11th, 1924 (May 11 1924)BirthEugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
May 11th, 1924 (May 11 1924)BirthAntony Hewish, English radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
May 11th, 1922 (May 11 1922)BirthNestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (died in 1992)
May 11th, 1922 (May 11 1922)BirthAmeurfina Melencio Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
May 11th, 1921 (May 11 1921)BirthHildegard Hamm-Brucher, German politician
May 11th, 1920 (May 11 1920)DeathWilliam Dean Howells, American writer (born in 1837)William Dean Howells Quotes
May 11th, 1918 (May 11 1918)EventThe Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus is officially established.
May 11th, 1918 (May 11 1918)BirthRichard Feynman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1988)Richard Feynman Quotes
May 11th, 1916 (May 11 1916)BirthCamilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (died in 2002)
May 11th, 1916 (May 11 1916)DeathMax Reger, German composer (born in 1873)
May 11th, 1916 (May 11 1916)DeathKarl Schwarzschild, German astronomer and physicist (born in 1873)
May 11th, 1914 (May 11 1914)BirthHaroun Tazieff, French volcanologist (died in 1998)
May 11th, 1913 (May 11 1913)BirthRobert Jungk, Austrian publicist (died in 1994)
May 11th, 1912 (May 11 1912)BirthFoster Brooks, American actor and comedian (died in 2001)
May 11th, 1911 (May 11 1911)EventThe United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
May 11th, 1911 (May 11 1911)BirthMitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (died in 2004)
May 11th, 1911 (May 11 1911)BirthPhil Silvers, American actor and comedian (died in 1985)
May 11th, 1910 (May 11 1910)EventAn act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana.
May 11th, 1909 (May 11 1909)BirthEllis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (died in 2001)
May 11th, 1909 (May 11 1909)BirthHerbert Murrill, English composer (died in 1952)
May 11th, 1907 (May 11 1907)EventA derailment outside Lompoc, California kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot.
May 11th, 1907 (May 11 1907)BirthRose Auslander, German poet (died in 1988)
May 11th, 1907 (May 11 1907)BirthRip Sewell, American baseball player (died in 1989)
May 11th, 1904 (May 11 1904)BirthSalvador Dali, Spanish painter (died in 1989)Salvador Dali Quotes
May 11th, 1903 (May 11 1903)BirthCharlie Gehringer, American baseball player (died in 1993)
May 11th, 1899 (May 11 1899)BirthPaulino Masip, Spanish playwright (died in 1963)
May 11th, 1897 (May 11 1897)BirthKurt Gerron, German director (died in 1944)
May 11th, 1897 (May 11 1897)BirthRobert E. Gross, American businessman (died in 1961)
May 11th, 1896 (May 11 1896)BirthJosip Stolcer-Slavenski Croatian composer (died in 1955)
May 11th, 1895 (May 11 1895)BirthJiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (died in 1986)Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes
May 11th, 1894 (May 11 1894)EventPullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois.
May 11th, 1894 (May 11 1894)BirthMartha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (died in 1991)
May 11th, 1892 (May 11 1892)BirthMargaret Rutherford, English actress (died in 1972)
May 11th, 1891 (May 11 1891)EventThe Otsu Scandal takes place.
May 11th, 1891 (May 11 1891)DeathA. E. Becquerel, French physicist (born in 1820)
May 11th, 1890 (May 11 1890)BirthWoodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (died in 1961)
May 11th, 1888 (May 11 1888)BirthIrving Berlin, American composer (died in 1989)Irving Berlin Quotes
May 11th, 1888 (May 11 1888)BirthWillis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (died in 1945)
May 11th, 1887 (May 11 1887)BirthPaul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born pianist (died in 1961)
May 11th, 1887 (May 11 1887)DeathJean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist (born in 1802)
May 11th, 1881 (May 11 1881)BirthAl Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (died in 1964)
May 11th, 1881 (May 11 1881)BirthTheodore von Karman, Hungarian physicist (died in 1963)Theodore von Karman Quotes
May 11th, 1875 (May 11 1875)BirthHarriet Quimby, American aviator (died in 1912)
May 11th, 1871 (May 11 1871)BirthStjepan Radic, Croatian politician (died in 1928)
May 11th, 1871 (May 11 1871)BirthFrank Schlesinger, American astronomer (died in 1943)
May 11th, 1871 (May 11 1871)DeathJohn Herschel, British mathematician and astronomer (born in 1792)John Herschel Quotes
May 11th, 1867 (May 11 1867)EventLuxembourg gains its independence.
May 11th, 1864 (May 11 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Yellow Tavern - Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern, Virginia.
May 11th, 1862 (May 11 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The ironclad CSS Virginia is scuttled in the James River northwest of Norfolk, Virginia.
May 11th, 1861 (May 11 1861)BirthFrederick Russell Burnham, father of the international scouting movement (died in 1947)Frederick Russell Burnham Quotes
May 11th, 1858 (May 11 1858)EventMinnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
May 11th, 1857 (May 11 1857)EventIndian Mutiny: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
May 11th, 1854 (May 11 1854)BirthJack Blackham, Australian cricketer (died in 1932)
May 11th, 1852 (May 11 1852)BirthCharles W. Fairbanks, United States Vice President (died in 1918)
May 11th, 1849 (May 11 1849)DeathJeanne Francoise Julie Adelaide Recamier, French socialite (born in 1777)
May 11th, 1848 (May 11 1848)DeathTom Cribb, English boxer (born in 1781)
May 11th, 1841 (May 11 1841)EventLt. Charles Wilkes lands at Fort Nisqually in Puget Sound.Charles Fort Quotes
May 11th, 1838 (May 11 1838)BirthWalter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (died in 1912)
May 11th, 1835 (May 11 1835)BirthKarlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (died in 1905)
May 11th, 1827 (May 11 1827)BirthJean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (died in 1875)
May 11th, 1824 (May 11 1824)BirthJean-Leon Gerome, French painter and sculptor (died in 1904)
May 11th, 1820 (May 11 1820)EventLaunch of HMS Beagle the ship that took young Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.Charles Darwin Quotes
May 11th, 1817 (May 11 1817)BirthFanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (died in 1909)
May 11th, 1813 (May 11 1813)EventIn Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth, lead an expedition westwards from Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.
May 11th, 1812 (May 11 1812)EventPrime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
May 11th, 1812 (May 11 1812)DeathSpencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (assassinated) (born in 1762)
May 11th, 1811 (May 11 1811)BirthChang and Eng Bunker, famous conjoined twins (died in 1874)
May 11th, 1811 (May 11 1811)BirthJean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (died in 1893)
May 11th, 1801 (May 11 1801)BirthHenri Labrouste, French architect (died in 1875)
May 11th, 1799 (May 11 1799)BirthJohn Lowell, American philanthropist (died in 1836)
May 11th, 1792 (May 11 1792)EventCaptain Robert Gray becomes the first documented white person to sail into the Columbia River.
May 11th, 1778 (May 11 1778)DeathWilliam Pitt, the Elder, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1708)William King Quotes
May 11th, 1777 (May 11 1777)DeathGeorge Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (born in 1719)
May 11th, 1763 (May 11 1763)BirthJanos Batsanyi, Hungarian poet (died in 1845)
May 11th, 1752 (May 11 1752)BirthJohann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (died in 1840)
May 11th, 1745 (May 11 1745)EventWar of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy - At Fontenoy, French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
May 11th, 1733 (May 11 1733)BirthVictoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV (died in 1799)
May 11th, 1723 (May 11 1723)DeathJean Galbert de Campistron, French dramatist (born in 1656)
May 11th, 1722 (May 11 1722)BirthPetrus Camper, Dutch anatomist (died in 1789)
May 11th, 1720 (May 11 1720)BirthKarl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Munchhausen, German adventurer (died in 1797)
May 11th, 1708 (May 11 1708)DeathJules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (born in 1646)
May 11th, 1672 (May 11 1672)DeathCharles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, English royalist (born in 1615)
May 11th, 1610 (May 11 1610)DeathMatteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (born in 1552)
May 11th, 1571 (May 11 1571)BirthNiwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (died in 1637)
May 11th, 1502 (May 11 1502)EventChristopher Columbus leaves for his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies.Christopher Columbus Quotes
May 11th, 1310 (May 11 1310)EventFifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France for being heretics.
May 11th, 1304 (May 11 1304)DeathMahmud Ghazan, Mongol ruler (born in 1271)
May 11th, 0912 (May 11 0912)DeathLeo VI, Byzantine Emperor (born in 866)
May 11th, 0330 (May 11 0330)EventByzantium is renamed Nova Roma during a dedication ceremony, but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople.

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