On This Day

Historical Events on May 11 (Part 2)

  • 2018 Most popular names in the US for 2017 revealed as Emma for girls, Liam for boys
  • 2019 South African parliamentary elections return ruling Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC party to power with reduced majority (58%)
  • 2019 Militants attack Zaver Pearl-Continental Hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan killing five, Balochistan Liberation Army claim responsibility
  • 2019 Carbon dioxide levels in the earth's atmosphere hit levels not seen for 3 million years at 415 parts per million, according to the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii

Film & TV History

2019 American actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano urges women to go on a "sex strike" after Georgia state passes new abortion law

  • 2020 Colombian airline Avianca, and world's 2nd oldest, becomes 1st major airline to file for bankruptcy
  • 2020 World Health Organization warns “extreme vigilance” needed as many countries begin easing lockdowns
  • 2021 China census figures show country's population 1.41 billion people, growth at its slowest since 1960s, (+0.53 down from +0.57) [1]
  • 2021 Northern Ireland inquest into 1971 Ballymurphy killing of ten people finds people were innocent and killed (nine by soldiers) using unjustified force [1]

Historic Event

2021 First major US offshore windfarm off the coast of Massachusetts approved by Biden administration