Tuesday, 11 May 2010

May 11 - Summary

May 11th Summary:

May 11 - Events

May 11th Events:
May 11th Events:
330 – Byzantium is renamed Nova Roma during a dedication ceremony - was more popularly referred to as Constantinople.
1310 – 54 members of the Knights Templar (in France) are burned at the stake as heretics.
1502 – Christopher Columbus leaves for his 4th & final voyage to the West Indies.
1647 – Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New Netherland (present-day New York City).
1745 – Battle of Fontenoy – French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
1812 – Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham - location was lobby of the House of Commons, London.
1813 – William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland & William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney in Australia.
1820 – Launch of HMS Beagle - took Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.
1857 – Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
1858 – Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State.
1862 – Ironclad CSS Virginia is scuttled in the James River, Virginia (American Civil War).
1867 – Luxembourg gains its independence.
1891 – The Ōtsu incident - Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Imperial Russia (later Nicholas II) suffers a critical head injury during a sword attack by Japanese policeman Tsuda Sanzō.
1894 – Pullman Strike - wild cat strike by 4,000 Pullman Palace Car Company workers.
1910 – Glacier National Park in Montana. is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
1918 – Republic of the Northern Caucasus is officially established.
1924 – Mercedes-Benz is formed from the merger of Gottlieb Daimler & Karl Benz's companies.
1927 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is founded.
1942 – William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.
1943 – American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands (World War II).
1944 – The Allies begin a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line (World War II).
1945 – The aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, is hit by two kamikazes, off the coast of Okinawa (World War II).
1946 – UMNO is created.
1949 – Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time.
1949 – Israel joins the United Nations.
1953 – Waco tornado outbreak of 1953.
1960 – Fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann is captured by 4 Israeli Mossad agents in Buenos Aires.
1967 – Greek economist & socialist politician, Andreas Papandreou, is imprisoned in Athens by the Greek military junta.
1970 – The Lubbock Tornado, a F5 tornado, hits Lubbock, Texas.
1985 – Bradford City stadium fire, in Bradford, England.
1987 – Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
1987 – First heart-lung transplant is performed in Baltimore, Maryland, by Dr. Bruce Reitz of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
1995 – 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely.
1996 – The 1996 Everest disaster - on this day 8 people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest .
1997 – The chess-playing supercomputer, IBM Deep Blue, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch.
1998 – Underground atomic tests in Pokhran (India) which include a thermonuclear device.


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May 11 - Deaths

May 11th Details:
May 11th Deaths:
912 – Leo VI - Byzantine Emperor (b. 866)
1304 – Mahmud Ghazan - Mongol ruler (b. 1271)
1610 – Matteo Ricci - Italian Jesuit missionary (b. 1552)
1672 – Charles Seton - 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, Scottish royalist (b. 1615)
1708 – Jules Hardouin Mansart - French architect (b. 1646)
1723 – Jean Galbert de Campistron - French dramatist (b. 1656)
1777 – George Pigot - Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (b. 1719)
1778 – William Pitt - the Elder, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1708)
1779 – John Hart - delegate from New Jersey to the Continental Congress & a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (b. 1711)
1812 – Spencer Perceval - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (assassinated) (b. 1762)
1848 – Tom Cribb - English boxer (b. 1781)
1849 – Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier - French socialite (b. 1777)
1871 – John Herschel - British mathematician & astronomer (b. 1792)
1887 – Jean Baptiste Boussingault - French chemist (b. 1802)
1891 – A. E. Becquerel - French physicist (b. 1820)
1916 – Max Reger - German composer (b. 1873)
1916 – Karl Schwarzschild - German astronomer & physicist (b. 1873)
1920 – William Dean Howells - American writer (b. 1837)
1927 – Juan Gris - Spanish cubist artist (b. 1887)
1929 – Jozef Murgaš - Slovak inventor (b. 1864)
1934 – Blaise Diagne - Sengalese politician (b. 1872)
1934 – Orest Khvolson - Russian physicist (b. 1852)
1939 – Evgenii Miller - Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1867)
1955 – Gilbert Jessop - English cricketer (b. 1874)
1960 – John D. Rockefeller, Jr. - American philanthropist (b. 1874)
1963 – Herbert Spencer Gasser - American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
1966 – Alfred Wintle - British WW1 & WW2 soldier; author of "The Last Englishman" (b. 1897)
1970 – Johnny Hodges - American musician (b. 1906)
1973 – Lex Barker - American actor (b. 1919)
1976 – Alvar Aalto - Finnish architect (b. 1898)
1979 – Lester Flatt - American bluegrass musician (b. 1914)
1981 – Odd Hassel - Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1897)
1981 – Bob Marley - Jamaican singer & musician (b. 1945)
1985 – Chester Gould - American cartoonist (b. 1900)
1986 – Henry P. McIlhenny - American philanthropist (b. 1910)
1986 – Fritz Pollard - American football player (b. 1894)
1988 – Kim Philby - British spy (b. 1912)
1990 – Stratos Dionysiou - Greek singer (b. 1935)
1994 – Timothy Carey - American actor (b. 1928)
1994 – John Smith - Scottish Labour MP
1996 – Ademir Marques de Menezes - Brazilian footballer (b. 1922)
1996 – Nnamdi Azikiwe - President of Nigeria (b. 1904)
1998 – Oreste Kirkop - Maltese tenor & actor (b. 1923)
2000 – René Muñoz - Cuban actor, screenwriter of telenovelas & important figure in Mexican cinema (b. 1938)
2000 – Paula Wessely - Austrian actress (b. 1907)
2001 – Douglas Adams - English author (b. 1952)
2002 – Renaude Lapointe - French Canadian journalist & senator (b. 1912)
2003 – Noel Redding - English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (b. 1945)
2004 – Mick Doyle - Irish rugby union footballer & coach (b. 1941)
2004 – John Whitehead - American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)
2005 – Michalis Genitsaris - Greek rebetiko singer & composer (b. 1917)
2006 – Floyd Patterson - American boxer (b. 1935)
2006 – Frankie Thomas - American actor (b. 1921)
2006 – Yossi Banai - Israeli singer (b. 1932)
2007 – Malietoa Tanumafili II - Samoan Head of State (O le Ao o le Malo) (b. 1913)
2007 – Bernard Gordon - blacklisted American screenwriter & producer (b. 1918)
2008 – Dottie Rambo - American gospel singer (b. 1934)
2008 – John Rutsey - Canadian drummer (Rush) (b. 1953)
2008 – Bruno Neves - Portuguese cyclist (b. 1981)
2010 – Frank Frazetta - American fantasy & science fiction artist (b. 1928)

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May 11 - Births

May 11th Details:
May 11th Births:
1571 – Niwa Nagashige - Japanese warlord (d. 1637)
1720 – Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen - German adventurer (d. 1797)
1722 – Petrus Camper - Dutch anatomist (d. 1789)
1733 – Victoire of France - daughter of king Louis XV of France (d. 1799)
1752 – Johann Friedrich Blumenbach - German anthropologist (d. 1840)
1763 – János Batsányi - Hungarian poet (d. 1845)
1799 – John Lowell - American philanthropist (d. 1836)
1801 – Henri Labrouste - French architect (d. 1875)
1811 – Chang & Eng Bunker - Thai/American conjoined twins (d. 1874)
1811 – Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel - member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1893)
1817 – Fanny Cerrito - Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
1824 – Jean-Léon Gérôme - French painter & sculptor (d. 1904)
1827 – Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux - French sculptor & painter (d. 1875)
1835 – Kārlis Baumanis - Latvian composer (d. 1905)
1838 – Walter Goodman - British painter - illustrator & author (d. 1912)
1852 – Charles W. Fairbanks - 26th United States Vice President (d. 1918)
1854 – Jack Blackham - Australian cricketer (d. 1932)
1861 – Frederick Russell Burnham - American inspiration & "father" of the international scouting movement (d. 1947)
1871 – Stjepan Radić - Croatian politician (d. 1928)
1871 – Frank Schlesinger - American astronomer (d. 1943)
1875 – Harriet Quimby - American aviator (d. 1912)
1881 – Al Cabrera - Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
1881 – Theodore von Kármán - Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)
1881 – Jan van Gilse - Dutch composer & conductor (d. 1944)
1888 – Irving Berlin - American composer (d. 1989)
1888 – Willis A. Lee - World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)
1890 – Woodall Rodgers - mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)
1892 – Margaret Rutherford - English actress (d. 1972)
1894 – Martha Graham - American dancer & choreographer (d. 1991)
1895 – Jiddu Krishnamurti - Indian philosopher (d. 1986)
1895 – William Grant Still - American composer (d. 1978)
1896 – Josip Štolcer-Slavenski Croatian composer (d. 1955)
1897 – Kurt Gerron - German director (d. 1944)
1897 – Robert E. Gross - American businessman (d. 1961)
1899 – Paulino Masip - Spanish playwright (d. 1963)
1903 – Charlie Gehringer - American baseball player (d. 1993)
1904 – Salvador Dalí - Spanish painter (d. 1989)
1907 – Rose Ausländer - German poet (d. 1988)
1907 – Rip Sewell - American baseball player (d. 1989)
1909 – Ellis R. Dungan - American born Indian film director (d. 2001)
1909 – Herbert Murrill - English composer (d. 1952)
1911 – Mitchell Sharp - Canadian politician (d. 2004)
1911 – Phil Silvers - American actor & comedian (d. 1985)
1912 – Foster Brooks - American actor & comedian (d. 2001)
1913 – Robert Jungk - Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
1914 – Haroun Tazieff - French volcanologist (d. 1998)
1916 – Camilo José Cela - Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
1918 – Richard Feynman - American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
1921 – Hildegard Hamm-Brücher - German politician
1922 – Nestor Chylak - American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
1922 – Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera - Filipino Supreme Court jurist
1924 – Eugene Dynkin - Russian mathematician
1924 – Antony Hewish - English radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
1925 – Edward J. King - 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
1927 – Mort Sahl - Canadian comedian & political commentator
1927 – Bernard Fox (actor) english actor
1927 – Gene Savoy - American author, explorer, scholar & cleric (d. 2007)
1928 – Yaacov Agam - Israeli sculptor
1928 – Brother Andrew - Dutch missionary
1928 – Marco Ferreri - Italian film director & screenwriter (d. 1997)
1930 – Edsger Dijkstra - Dutch computer scientist (d. 2002)
1930 – Bud Ekins - American stuntman (d. 2007)
1932 – Valentino Garavani (Valentino) - Italian designer
1933 – Louis Farrakhan - American Nation of Islam leader
1934 – Jim Jeffords - former American politician
1935 – Doug McClure - American actor (d. 1995)
1935 – Francisco Umbral - Spanish novelist (d. 2007)
1936 – Carla Bley - American musician & composer
1939 – Carlos Lyra - Brazilian musician
1939 – Dante Tinga - Filipino Supreme Court jurist
1940 – Juan Downey - Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
1941 – Eric Burdon - British singer (The Animals)
1941 – Graham Miles - English snooker player
1942 – Rachel Billington - British author
1943 – Nancy Greene - Canadian alpine skier
1943 – Juliet Harmer - English actress
1946 – Robert Jarvik - American physician & inventor
1946 – Plume Latraverse - Quebec singer & musician
1947 – Butch Trucks - American drummer (The Allman Brothers Band)
1948 – Nirj Deva - Sri Lankan-British politician
1948 – Shigeru Izumiya - Japanese folk musician
1950 – Dane Iorg - American baseball player
1950 – Jeremy Paxman - British journalist & author
1951 – Ed Stelmach - Premier of Alberta (Canada)
1952 – Shohreh Aghdashloo - Iranian actress
1952 – Frances Fisher - English-born actress
1952 – Mike Lupica - American sports journalist
1952 – Renaud Séchan - French composer
1952 – Warren Littlefield - American television executive
1953 – David Gest - American television producer
1953 – Céline Lomez - Quebec singer & actress
1954 – John Gregory - English football manager
1954 – Lubomir Stoykov - Bulgarian journalist & broadcaster
1955 – John DeStefano, Jr. - American politician
1956 – Theresa Burke - Canadian journalist
1956 – Alex Lester - British broadcaster
1957 – Peter North - Canadian pornographic actor
1958 – Christian Brando - American actor; son of Marlon Brando (d. 2008)
1958 – Dan Ireland - American film director
1958 – Phil Smyth - Australian basketball player
1958 – Walt Terrell - American baseball player
1959 – Martha Quinn - American television personality
1961 – Luis Felipe - Cuban gangster
1963 – Gunilla Carlsson - Swedish politician
1963 – Masatoshi Hamada - Japanese comedian
1963 – Natasha Richardson - English/American actress (d. 2009)
1963 – Roark Critchlow - Canadian actor
1964 – Tim Blake Nelson - American actor
1964 – John Parrott - English snooker player
1964 – Katie Wagner - American television reporter
1964 – Floyd Youmans - American baseball player
1965 – Greg Dulli - American musician
1965 – Monsour del Rosario - Filipino martial artist & actor
1966 – Christoph Schneider - German drummer (Rammstein)
1968 – Jeffrey Donovan - American actor
1970 – Nicky Katt - American actor
1970 – Glenn Hugill - British television presenter & producer
1972 – Anita Hegh - Australian actress
1972 – Daniel Ornellas - Zimbabwean musician
1973 – Thomas Eric Dale - Awesome Danish Dude
1974 – Kevin Brown - English-born Canadian ice hockey player
1974 – Stanley Gene - Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
1974 – Billy Kidman - American professional wrestler
1974 – Benoît Magimel - French actor
1974 – Darren Ward - Welsh footballer
1975 – Coby Bell - American actor
1975 – Francisco Cordero - Dominican baseball player
1977 – Janne Ahonen - Finnish ski jumper
1977 – Gonzalo Colsa - Spanish footballer
1977 – Pablo García - Uruguayan footballer
1977 – Victor Matfield - South African rugby union footballer
1978 – Laetitia Casta - French supermodel & actress
1978 – Perttu Kivilaakso - Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
1979 – Erin Lang - Canadian musician
1981 – Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player
1981 – Daniel Ortmeier - American baseball player
1981 – Austin O'Brien - American actor
1982 – Jonathan Jackson - American actor
1982 – Andrew Walter - American football player
1982 – Cory Monteith - Canadian actor
1982 – Guji Lorenzana - Filipino singer & actor
1983 – Matt Leinart - American football player
1983 – Holly Valance - Australian-born actress & singer
1983 – Hanna Verboom - Dutch actress
1983 – Frédéric Xhonneux - Belgian decathlete
1984 – Gerald Clayton - Dutch/American jazz pianist
1984 – Andrés Iniesta - Spanish football player
1985 – Matt Giraud - American singer
1985 – sifow - Japanese singer & business woman
1986 – Abou Diaby - French footballer
1986 – Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo - Brazilian footballer
1986 – Manuel Schenkhuizen - Dutch gamer
1986 – Miguel Veloso - Portuguese footballer
1987 – Justin King - American football player
1987 – Louis Murphy - American football player
1987 – Monica Roşu - Romanian gymnast
1988 – Jeremy Maclin - American football player
1989 – Giovani dos Santos - Mexican footballer
1989 – Ace Hood - American rapper

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