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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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.
  • 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
  • 1858
    Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The ironclad Ship CSS is scuttled in the James River northwest of Norfolk, Virginia.
  • 1907
    32 Shriners are killed when their chartered train derails at a switch near Surf Depot in Lompoc, California.
  • 1918
    The Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus is officially established.
  • 1927
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Allies begin a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line.
  • 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?

  • 1888
    Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)
  • 1907
    Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • 1930
    Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007)
  • 1934
    Jim Jeffords, former American politician
  • 1935
    Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    Dante Tinga, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1940
    Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • 1941
    Eric Burdon, British singer (The Animals)
  • 1965
    Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1977
    Pablo García, Uruguayan footballer

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