What Happened on May 11, 1881

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bedrich Smetana's opera "Libusa" premieres in Prague

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
  • Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)
  • Pascual Rogatis, composer
  • Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59