About May 11

May 11, 2024 is the 132nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Taurus is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 263 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 11

  • 330
    Byzantium is renamed Nova Roma during a dedication ceremony, but it is more popularly referred to as Constantinople.
  • 912
    Alexander becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1820
    Launch of HMS Beagle, the ship that took Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.
  • 1857
    Indian Mutiny: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
  • 1858
    Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State.
  • 1867
    Luxembourg gains its independence.
  • 1891
    The Ōtsu incident: Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Imperial Russia (later Nicholas II) suffers a critical head injury during a sword attack by Japanese policeman Tsuda Sanzō. He is rescued by Prince George of Greece and Denmark.
  • 1907
    32 Shriners are killed when their chartered train derails at a switch near Surf Depot in Lompoc, California.
  • 1927
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
  • 1942
    William Faulkner’s collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.
  • 1949
    Israel joins the United Nations.
  • 1949
    Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.
  • 1960
    In Buenos Aires, Argentina, four Israeli Mossad agents capture fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann who is living under the alias of Ricardo Klement.
  • 1968
    The Toronto Transit Commission opens the largest expansion of its Bloor–Danforth line, going to Scarborough in the East, and Etobicoke in the West.
  • 1970
    The Lubbock Tornado, a F5 tornado, hits Lubbock, Texas, killing 26 and causing $250 million in damage.
  • 1983
    Aberdeen F.C. defeat Real Madrid 2-1 to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1987
    Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
  • 1995
    In New York City more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • 1996
    The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.
  • 1997
    Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.

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