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Saturday May 11, 2019

May 11: Day of the Week

May 11, 2019 was the 131st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 234 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1812
    Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The ironclad Ship CSS is scuttled in the James River northwest of Norfolk, Virginia.
  • 1894
    Pullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois.
  • 1924
    Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
  • 1927
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
  • 1946
    UMNO is created.
  • 1949
    Israel joins the United Nations.
  • 1953
    The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak: an F5 tornado hits downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.
  • 1967
    Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and socialist politician, is imprisoned in Athens by the Greek military junta.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 11?

  • 1799
    John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)
  • 1811
    Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1893)
  • 1895
    William Grant Still, American composer (d. 1978)
  • 1922
    Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1946
    Robert Jarvik, American physician and inventor
  • 1952
    Warren Littlefield, American television executive
  • 1955
    John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
  • 1961
    Luis Felipe, Cuban gangster
  • 1978
    Perttu Kivilaakso, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • 1981
    Austin O'Brien, American actor

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