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Wednesday May 11, 2022

May 11: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1792
    Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented white person to sail into the Columbia River.
  • 1880
    Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Allies begin a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line.
  • 1949
    Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.
  • 1987
    In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place. The surgery is performed by Dr. Bruce Reitz of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
  • 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?

  • 1571
    Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (d. 1637)
  • 1720
    Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German adventurer (d. 1797)
  • 1722
    Petrus Camper, Dutch anatomist (d. 1789)
  • 1861
    Frederick Russell Burnham, American inspiration and “father” of the international scouting movement (d. 1947)
  • 1911
    Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • 1941
    Eric Burdon, British singer (The Animals)
  • 1943
    Nancy Greene, Canadian alpine skier
  • 1948
    Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
  • 1963
    Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
  • 1981
    Daniel Ortmeier, American baseball player

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