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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 330Byzantium is renamed Nova Roma during a dedication ceremony, but it is more popularly referred to as Constantinople.
- 1880Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California
- 1894Pullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois.
- 1918The Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus is officially established.
- 1943World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
- 1949Israel joins the United Nations.
- 1970The Lubbock Tornado, a F5 tornado, hits Lubbock, Texas, killing 26 and causing $250 million in damage.
- 1987Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
- 1996The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.
- 2000Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
Who were born on May 11?
- 1733Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV of France (d. 1799)
- 1817Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
- 1854Jack Blackham, Australian cricketer (d. 1932)
- 1894Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)
- 1909Herbert Murrill, English composer (d. 1952)
- 1914Haroun Tazieff, French volcanologist (d. 1998)
- 1955John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
- 1970Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
- 1982Guji Lorenzana, Filipino singer and actor
- 1986Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo, Brazilian footballer
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