What Happened on May 11, 1812

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


MurderAssassination

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London. Ironically, descendants of both were later elected to Parliament at the same time.

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting and immoral.

Famous Deaths


MurderAssassination

Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (assassinated) (b. 1762)

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval