About May 11

May 11, 2021 is the 131st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 266 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 11

  • 912
    Alexander becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1310
    In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake as heretics.
  • 1647
    Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New Netherland, the Dutch colonial settlement in present-day New York City.
  • 1745
    War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy – French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
  • 1813
    In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.
  • 1858
    Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State.
  • 1867
    Luxembourg gains its independence.
  • 1880
    Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California
  • 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.
  • 1927
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak: an F5 tornado hits downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.
  • 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
    After the aircraft’s departure from Miami, Florida, a fire started by improperly handled oxygen canisters in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades killing all 110 on board.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.

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