On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1907

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • A derailment outside Lompoc, California, kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot
  • Bank of San Francisco incorporated

Famous Birthdays

  • Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), born in Nashua, Iowa (d. 1987)
  • Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • John Albert Delany, Australian composer, dies at 54