May 11, 2024 is the 132nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac 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.
May 11 Historical Event(s)
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.
Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
Indian Mutiny: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
Pullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois.
World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of her crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
UMNO is created.
Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.
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.
The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.
Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
Who were born on May 11?
Laskarina Bouboulina, Greek naval commander in the Greek War of Independence (d. 1825)
Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)
Charlie Gehringer, American baseball player (d. 1993)
Camilo José Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
Graham Miles, English snooker player
Juliet Harmer, English actress
Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
Perttu Kivilaakso, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
Guji Lorenzana, Filipino singer and actor
Manuel Schenkhuizen, Dutch gamer
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