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Tuesday May 11, 2021

May 11: Day of the Week

May 11, 2021 was the 131st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 234 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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)

  • 1647
    Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New Netherland, the Dutch colonial settlement in present-day New York City.
  • 1745
    War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy – French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
  • 1894
    Pullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Allies begin a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line.
  • 1953
    The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak: an F5 tornado hits downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.
  • 1996
    The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.
  • 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?

  • 1733
    Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV of France (d. 1799)
  • 1927
    Bernard Fox, English actor
  • 1947
    Butch Trucks, American drummer (The Allman Brothers Band)
  • 1965
    Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1965
    Stefano Domenicali, Italian Formula One team principal (Ferrari)
  • 1970
    Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
  • 1972
    Daniel Ornellas, Zimbabwean musician
  • 1984
    Andrés Iniesta, Spanish football player
  • 1987
    Justin King, American football player
  • 1990
    Daniel Jason Torres, American politician

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