On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1891

Day of the Week: Monday

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)

Famous Deaths

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