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May 11th

May 11th is the 131st day of the year (132nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 11th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 11th

482 Justinian the Great (Byzantine Emperor)

1720 Baron Münchhausen (storyteller)

Baron Munchhausen

1875 Harriet Quimby (first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel)

1888 Irving Berlin (composer)

1892 Margaret Rutherford (actress)

1904 Salvador Dali (artist)

Salvador Dali

1911 Phil Silvers (comedian, actor)

Phil Silvers

1912 Richard Feynman (physicist)

1920 Denver Pyle (actor)

1930 Edsger Dijkstra (computer scientist)

1933 Louis Farrakhan (Black Muslim leader)

Louis Farrakhan

1935 Doug McClure (actor)

1950 Jeremy Paxman (journalist, author, TV presenter)

1963 Natasha Richardson (actress)

1983 Holly Vance (actress)

May 11th in History

330 Byzantium is named Nova Roma during a ceremony. The city however subsequently becomes known as Constantinople - and is today known as Istanbul.

1846 US President James K. Polk asks and receives a Declaration of War against Mexico, beginning the Mexican-American War.

James Polk

1858 Minnesota is admitted as the 32rd state of the US.

Minnesota Flag

1867 Luxembourg becomes independent.

1924 Mercedes-Benz formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their companies.

1949 Siam changes its name to Thailand (for the second time).

1985 A fire breaks out at the Valley Parade Football ground (home of Bradford City soccer club), killing 56 spectators.

1987 Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during the Second World War.

2000 The billionth living person in India is born.

May 11th is also

Feast of Saint Mamertus (Catholicism)


People born on May 11th are Taurus


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