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Monday May 11, 2020

May 11: Day of the Week

May 11, 2020 was the 132nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 234 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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.

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May 11 Historical Event(s)

  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus leaves for his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The ironclad Ship CSS is scuttled in the James River northwest of Norfolk, Virginia.
  • 1880
    Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California
  • 1946
    UMNO is created.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Aberdeen F.C. defeat Real Madrid 2-1 to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1985
    Bradford City stadium fire: Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in a flash fire at Valley Parade football ground during a match against Lincoln City in Bradford, England.
  • 1987
    In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place. The surgery is performed by Dr. Bruce Reitz of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
  • 1996
    The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.
  • 2000
    Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.

Who were born on May 11?

  • 1771
    Laskarina Bouboulina, Greek naval commander in the Greek War of Independence (d. 1825)
  • 1881
    Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 1944)
  • 1892
    Margaret Rutherford, English actress (d. 1972)
  • 1927
    Mort Sahl, Canadian comedian and political commentator
  • 1939
    Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • 1952
    Frances Fisher, English-born actress
  • 1958
    Phil Smyth, Australian basketball player
  • 1974
    Stanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
  • 1978
    Laetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress
  • 1989
    Giovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer

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