What Happened on May 11th

Historical Events

  • 1189 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade
  • 1751 1st hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital) in the 13 Colonies in America
  • 1924 Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, merging the two companies
  • 1960 1st contraceptive pill is made available for sale
  • 1995 In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
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Did You Know?

Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting and immoral.

On May 11, 1812

Famous Weddings

  • 1963 Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)
  • 1970 Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise
  • 1996 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York
  • 2001 Actress Suzanne Pleshette (64) weds actor Tom Poston (79) at Manhattan's City Hall
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