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Monday May 11, 2020

May 11: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1310
    In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake as heretics.
  • 1745
    War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy – French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
  • 1820
    Launch of HMS Beagle, the ship that took Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.
  • 1846
    President James K. Polk asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War
  • 1907
    32 Shriners are killed when their chartered train derails at a switch near Surf Depot in Lompoc, California.
  • 1945
    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.
  • 1960
    In Buenos Aires, Argentina, four Israeli Mossad agents capture fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann who is living under the alias of Ricardo Klement.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.

Who were born on May 11?

  • 1763
    János Batsányi, Hungarian poet (d. 1845)
  • 1827
    Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
  • 1852
    Charles W. Fairbanks, 26th United States Vice President (d. 1918)
  • 1907
    Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • 1930
    Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Eric Burdon, British singer (The Animals)
  • 1953
    David Gest, American television producer
  • 1961
    Luis Felipe, Cuban gangster
  • 1968
    Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
  • 1978
    Laetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress

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