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Wednesday May 11, 2022

May 11: Day of the Week

May 11, 2022 was the 131st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 234 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.
  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus leaves for his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies.
  • 1867
    Luxembourg gains its independence.
  • 1942
    William Faulkner’s collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.
  • 1943
    World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.

Who were born on May 11?

  • 1838
    Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (d. 1912)
  • 1870
    Otto von Friesen, Swedish runologist and linguist (d. 1942)
  • 1925
    Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1957
    Peter North, Canadian pornographic actor
  • 1964
    Floyd Youmans, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1968
    Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
  • 1975
    Coby Bell, American actor
  • 1986
    Miguel Veloso, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986
    Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo, Brazilian footballer

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