On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1891

Historical Events


MurderAssassination Attempt

The Otsu Scandal: While visiting Japan, Prince Nicholas (later Tsar Nicholas II) survives an assassination attempt


Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Morgenthau Jr., US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45) who helped design the New Deal and Lend Lease programs, born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond Becquerel, French physicist who studied the solar spectrum, magnetism, electricity and optics (photovoltaic effect), dies at 71
1891 Highlights

About May 11, 1891

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus