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Saturday May 11, 2019

May 11: Day of the Week

May 11, 2019 is the 131st day of the year 2019 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.

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May 11 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    Israel joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    India conducts three underground atomic tests in Pokhran to include a thermonuclear device.

Who were born on May 11?

  • 1571
    Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (d. 1637)
  • 1733
    Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV of France (d. 1799)
  • 1811
    Chang and Eng Bunker, Thai/American conjoined twins (d. 1874)
  • 1824
    Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904)
  • 1835
    Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (d. 1905)
  • 1870
    Otto von Friesen, Swedish runologist and linguist (d. 1942)
  • 1903
    Charlie Gehringer, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1946
    Robert Jarvik, American physician and inventor
  • 1974
    Benoît Magimel, French actor
  • 1984
    Gerald Clayton, Dutch/American jazz pianist

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