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Tuesday May 11, 2021

May 11: Day of the Week

May 11, 2021 is the 131st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1745
    War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy – French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
  • 1942
    William Faulkner’s collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of her crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
  • 1953
    The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak: an F5 tornado hits downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.
  • 1960
    In Buenos Aires, Argentina, four Israeli Mossad agents capture fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann who is living under the alias of Ricardo Klement.
  • 1973
    Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    India conducts three underground atomic tests in Pokhran to include a thermonuclear device.

Who were born on May 11?

  • 1854
    Jack Blackham, Australian cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1909
    Ellis R. Dungan, American born Indian film director (d. 2001)
  • 1925
    Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1956
    Alex Lester, British broadcaster
  • 1964
    Floyd Youmans, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Harold Ford Jr., Political commentator and former U.S. Congressman
  • 1975
    Francisco Cordero, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984
    Andrés Iniesta, Spanish football player
  • 1985
    Matt Giraud, American singer
  • 1987
    Monica Roşu, Romanian gymnast

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