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Monday May 11, 2020

May 11: Day of the Week

May 11, 2020 was the 132nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 234 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1792
    Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented white person to sail into the Columbia River.
  • 1812
    Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
  • 1894
    Pullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    Israel joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
  • 1983
    Aberdeen F.C. defeat Real Madrid 2-1 to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 2000
    Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.

Who were born on May 11?

  • 1911
    Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • 1911
    Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)
  • 1939
    Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • 1954
    John Gregory, English football manager
  • 1965
    Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1970
    Nicky Katt, American actor
  • 1977
    Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer
  • 1984
    Gerald Clayton, Dutch/American jazz pianist
  • 1984
    John Bowie, American football player
  • 1986
    Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo, Brazilian footballer

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