On This Day in History for May 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 133 of 133

  • 1976 Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
  • 1978 Margaret A Brewer is 1st female general in the US Marine Corps
  • 1983 Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth
  • 1984 Tigers set best 30 game start record (26-4)
  • 1984 Transit of Earth as seen on Mars
  • 1985 Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
  • 1985 Pope John Paul II arrival in Netherlands marred by violent protest
  • 1987 1st heart-lung transplant take place in Baltimore
  • 1988 France performs nuclear test
  • 1989 217th & final episode of TV soap "Dynasty" is aired
  • 1989 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1989 Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds

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1989 US President George H. W. Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1993 Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire
  • 1994 "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" released in France
  • 1994 6 white racists sentenced to death in South Africa
  • 1995 In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • 1996 Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die
  • 1997 Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov 3.5-2.5 in chess
  • 1998 India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device
  • 2002 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.

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2007 Pope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvão

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2009 An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on a counseling center at Camp Liberty in Bagdhad, leaving 5 other US soldiers dead and 3 soldiers wounded

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2010 Imelda Marcos wins election to the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing Ilocos Norte province

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2010 David Cameron becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after forming a coalition government between the Liberal Democrats and his own Conservative Party

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • 2012 Chinese scientists break world record by transferring photons over 97 kilometers using quantum teleportation
  • 2013 43 people are killed in two car bombings in Reyhanlı, Turkey
  • 2013 Bayern Munich set a new  Bundesliga points record of 91
  • 2013 Barcelona wins its fourth La Liga title in four years
  • 2014 Thousands protest against the construction of a waste incineration plant in Hangzhou, China

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2015 Record price for a work of art at auction: Picasso's The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’) sells for US$179.3 million at Christies in New York

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • 2015 India's poulation officially reaches 1 billion - Astha Arora named India's billionth baby
  • 2016 Brazilian senate votes to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial for budgetary violations

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Deaths in History