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  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday May 11, 1812

    The palace of Westminster England

    Spencer Perceval assassinated

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday May 11, 1812

    The previous Palace of Westminster was also the site of a prime-ministerial assassination on 11 May 1812. While in the lobby of the House of Commons, on his way to a parliamentary inquiry, Spencer Perceval was shot and killed by a Liverpool merchant adventurer, John Bellingham. Perceval remains the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated.




  • Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
    Wednesday May 11, 1904

    Salvador Dali

    Birth

    Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
    Wednesday May 11, 1904

    Salvador Dalí was born on 11 May 1904, on the first floor of Carrer Monturiol, 20 in the town of Figueres, in the Empordà region, close to the French border in Catalonia, Spain.




  • Russian Empire
    Thursday May 11, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    The 'Group', the revolutionary leadership, called for the workers at all the textile mills to strike

    Russian Empire
    Thursday May 11, 1905

    11 May 1905: The 'Group', the revolutionary leadership, called for the workers at all the textile mills to strike.




  • Vienna, Austria
    Monday May 11, 1931

    Great Depression

    Creditanstalt becomes insolvent

    Vienna, Austria
    Monday May 11, 1931

    Creditanstalt, Austria's premier bank with major stakes across a variety of industries, becomes insolvent after being forced to assume liabilities from three other insolvent banks, triggering a cascading effect of bank failures across Central Europe. Creditanstalt represented 16% of Austria's GDP, and could not find another institution to guarantee liquidity. 140 million Austrian schillings were lost. The collapse of Creditanstalt caused the Bank of France, the National Bank of Belgium, the Netherlands Bank, and the Swiss National Bank to begin a run on the U.S. dollar for their gold reserves, and forced the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates from 1.5% to 3.5% to maintain the gold standards, which in turn contributed to the deepening of the Depression and the second round of banking failures in the U.S. during the summer of 1931.




  • Palermo, Italy
    Sunday May 11, 1947

    Lucky Luciano

    Released him

    Palermo, Italy
    Sunday May 11, 1947

    On May 11, a regional commission in Palermo warned Luciano to stay out of trouble and released him.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday May 11, 1949

    Harry S. Truman

    Ground Access

    Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday May 11, 1949

    The airlift worked; ground access was again granted on May 11, 1949. Nevertheless, the airlift continued for several months after that. The Berlin Airlift was one of Truman's great foreign policy successes; it significantly aided his election campaign in 1948.




  • University of Miami Hospital, Miami, U.S.
    Monday May 11, 1981

    Bob Marley

    Death

    University of Miami Hospital, Miami, U.S.
    Monday May 11, 1981

    Marley died on 11 May 1981 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University of Miami Hospital), aged 36. The spread of melanoma to his lungs and brain caused his death. His final words to his son Ziggy were "Money can't buy life."


  • Susangerd, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Tuesday May 11, 1982

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran Retake Susangerd Area

    Susangerd, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Tuesday May 11, 1982

    Under heavy Iranian pressure, the Iraqi forces retreated. By 12 May, Iran had driven out all Iraqi forces from the Susangerd area.


  • Jackson Township, New Jersey, U.S.
    Friday May 11, 1984

    Halloween

    Haunted Castle Fire

    Jackson Township, New Jersey, U.S.
    Friday May 11, 1984

    On the evening of 11 May 1984, in Jackson Township, New Jersey, the Haunted Castle (Six Flags Great Adventure) caught fire. As a result of the fire, eight teenagers perished. The backlash to the tragedy was a tightening of regulations relating to safety, building codes and the frequency of inspections of attractions nationwide. The smaller venues, especially the nonprofit attractions, were unable to compete financially, and the better funded commercial enterprises filled the vacuum. Facilities that were once able to avoid regulation because they were considered to be temporary installations now had to adhere to the stricter codes required of permanent attractions.


  • Panama
    Thursday May 11, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Operation Nimrod Dancer

    Panama
    Thursday May 11, 1989

    President Bush orders 1,900 additional combat troops to Panama (Operation Nimrod Dancer).


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday May 11, 1990

    Microsoft

    Windows 3.0

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday May 11, 1990

    On May 22, Microsoft launched Windows 3.0, featuring streamlined user interface graphics and improved protected mode capability for the Intel 386 processor.


  • Rome, Italy
    Thursday May 11, 2006

    Francesco Totti

    Returned from Injury

    Rome, Italy
    Thursday May 11, 2006

    Totti was at risk of missing the 2006 World Cup, but returned to the side on 11 May 2006 as a substitute in Roma's 3–1 Coppa Italia final defeat to Inter.


  • Santiago, Chile
    Sunday May 11, 2008

    Vodafone

    Vodafone in Chile

    Santiago, Chile
    Sunday May 11, 2008

    On 11 May 2008, Vodafone sealed a trade agreement with the Chilean Entel PCS Chile, in which Entel PCS has access to the equipment and international services of Vodafone, and Vodafone will be one of the trademarks of Entel for the wireless business.


  • England
    Tuesday May 11, 2010

    David Cameron

    The Youngest Prime Minister

    England
    Tuesday May 11, 2010

    On 11 May 2010, following the resignation of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister and on his recommendation, Queen Elizabeth II invited Cameron to form a government. At age 43, Cameron became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812, beating the record previously set by Tony Blair in May 1997.


  • England
    Tuesday May 11, 2010

    David Cameron

    Cameron appointed Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister

    England
    Tuesday May 11, 2010

    Cameron outlined how he intended to "put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and for the national interest." As one of his first moves Cameron appointed Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, as Deputy Prime Minister on 11 May 2010.


  • Turin, Italy
    Sunday May 11, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    First Capocannoniere

    Turin, Italy
    Sunday May 11, 2014

    On 11 May, Immobile scored in the penultimate fixture of the season against Parma, but was sent off in the second half and suspended for the final match against Fiorentina. He concluded his season with 22 goals in 33 appearances, plus one goal in the Coppa Italia. He became the first Torino player to win the Capocannoniere since Francesco Graziani in the 1976–77 season.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Monday May 11, 2015

    Aaron Hernandez

    Hernandez was indicted for witness intimidation

    Florida, U.S.
    Monday May 11, 2015

    On May 11, 2015, Hernandez was indicted for witness intimidation in relation to the Bradley shooting, since Bradley was reportedly a witness to the 2012 Boston double homicide. The intimidation charge for Hernandez carried a maximum penalty of ten years in prison. This charge was included in Hernandez's trial for the double homicide, which began on March 1, 2017. During the trial, it was revealed Bradley texted his lawyer this about the shooting in a deleted text message: "Now u sure once I withdraw this lawsuit I won't be held on perjury after I tell the truth about me not recalling anything about who shot me."


  • Xindian, New Taipei, Taiwan
    Saturday May 11, 2019

    HTC

    First smartphone to support a bitcoin full node

    Xindian, New Taipei, Taiwan
    Saturday May 11, 2019

    On 11 May 2019, HTC announced that its Cryptophone will be the first smartphone to support a bitcoin full node.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday May 11, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    4 Million Infections

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday May 11, 2020

    On 11 May 2020, the WHO declared that the number of infections has reached 4,006,257 cases and that the number of deaths was 278,892.


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