May 11 in History – What happened on 11 May in Past

✅ Published on May 11th, 2021 in May in History

11 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 11, the day number in a year is 131 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 132. May 11 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 11 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
330The city of Byzantium was consecrated as Nova Roma, which becameknown as Constantinople, the new capital of the Roman Empire underEmperor Constantine the Great.
868A copy of the Diamond Sutra was printed in China, making it the world's oldest dated printed book.
1745War of the Austrian Succession: French forces defeated the Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian 'Pragmatic Army' at the Battle of Fontenoy in the Austrian Netherlands in present-day Belgium.
1745Battle of Fontenoy Dornik): Austrian war started for succession.
1749The British Parliament accepted the Consolidation Act, which reorganized the Royal Navy.
1751The Pennsylvania Hospital established by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin.
1752The first fire insurance policy began in Philadelphia, USA.
1772The Amsterdam theater was destroyed by fire, killing 18 people and injuring several others.
1784Signed a peace treaty between Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Britain and Mysore.
1792Merchant sea captain Robert Gray became the first recordedEuropean to navigate the Columbia River in what is now the PacificNorthwest United States.
1812In the lobby of the British House of Commons, Spencer Percevalbecame the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated.
1813William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth departed westward from Sydney on an expedition to become the first Europeans confirmed to cross the Blue Mountains.
1818The Old Vic Theater in London was established as the Royal Coburg Hall).
1820The HMS Beagle ship which would later take its Charles Darwin on its scientific voyage) was commissioned at the Woolwich dockyard.
1833A ship going from England to Quebec crashed into the Atlantic Sea, sinking into the Atlantic Sea, killing 215 people.
1846Led by George Donner, the American pioneer group known as theDonner Party, which would become known for resorting to cannibalism whenthey became trapped in the Sierra Nevadas, left Independence, Missouri,for California.
1858Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half ofthe Minnesota Territory and admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
1871The first trial in the Tichborne case began in the London Court of Common Pleas.
1880A land dispute between the Southern Pacific Railroad andsettlers in Hanford, California, turned deadly when a gun battle brokeout, leaving seven dead.
1889An attack upon a U.S. Army paymaster and escort resulted in thetheft of over $28,000 and the award of two Medals of Honor.
1894In response to a 28 percent wage cut, 4,000 Pullman Palace CarCompany workers went on a strike in Illinois, bringing traffic west ofChicago to a halt.
1910Glacier National Park, located in the U.S. state of Montana,was designated a national park.
1918The Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus (MRNC) was officially established on May 11, 1918. It was occupied by the Red Army of Bolshevik Russia in June 1920 and government of Republic of the Mountaineers was forced to leave the Caucasus.
1927The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was formed on May 11, 1927 in California, United States. The Academy is better known for its annual Academy Awards, officially known as Oscars.
1928American Walter Hagen won the Open Championship Golf Tournament in England.
1940The Battle of Grieberg began in the central Netherlands.
1946The United Malays National Organization, Malaysia’s largest political party, was founded on May 11, 1946. Each of Malaysia’s six Prime Ministers has been an UMNO member
1949Israel became a member of the Unites Nations on May 11, 1949. UN was the first international body to recognize the State of Israel as formally legitimate Jewish State. UN is being criticized by other countries for its baseness towards Israel.
1949Israel joins the United Nations as its 59th member.
1955Israel attacked Gaza. According to Israel and Palestinian President Abbas claiming victory by both sides, Hamas was severely weakened and did not achieve any of its demands. According to Hamas, Israel was removed from Gaza
1960The first contraceptive pill was made available in the market.
1961Angelino Solar won the Vilata a Spana bicycle race in 1961.
1964Terence Conran launches the first housing store on Fulham Road, London.
196517 thousand people died due to cyclonic storm in Bangladesh.
1967Andreas Papandreous was imprisoned on May 11, 1967 by the Greek military junta. He was the first socialist Prime Minister of the Greece and served two terms as Prime Minister from 1981 to 1989 and 1993 to 1996. He was the most influential Prime Minister in the Greek political history.
1985During an association football match between Bradford City andLincoln City in Bradford, England, a flash fire consumed one side of theValley Parade stadium, killing 56 attendees.
1995The Non-Proliferation Treaty was extended indefinitely without conditions on May 11, 1995 with consensus during Review Conference in New York. India, Pakistan and Israel have never signed this treaty though India is following ‘no first use’ policy regarding her commitment for non-proliferation.
1996A severe blizzard on Mount Everest caused the deaths of eight climbers, helping make that year the deadliest in the mountain's history at the time.
1997IBM supercomputer called Deep Blue defeated reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov in the 6th game of the tournament played on May 11, 1997 in New York. It was the first time a chess champion lost to a computer under tournament conditions.
1997Deep Blue became the first computer to win a match against aworld chess champion, when it defeated Garry Kasparov in six games.
1998Operation Shakti (Pokhran II) was initiated on May 11, 1998 with the detonation of one fusion and two fission bombs under Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure as Prime Minister of India. India became a full-fledged nuclear state after this experiment which resulted in a number of sanctions against India by major power of the world including Japan and the United States.
1998India began conducting the Pokhran-II nuclear weapons test, itsfirst since the Smiling Buddha test 24 years earlier.
1998India conducted three nuclear tests at Pokaran in Rajasthan.
1998Europe's first currency became the first coin in the euro. After a decade of preparation, the euro was launched on 1 January 1999: for the first three years it was an 'invisible' currency, used only for accounting purposes and for electronic payments.
1998India conducted 3 underground nuclear tests at Pokhran, including 1 thermonuclear device.
2000According to the population clock, India population reached one billion. Born in Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, Aastha became an Arabian child of India.
2002378 people died in a ferry accident in Bangladesh.
2003Lithuania approved joining the European Union in a referendum.
2008Scientists at Cornell University in New York designed the world's first genetically modified human embryo.
2010David Cameron assumed office on May 11, 2010 as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom following the election of a hung parliament. It was the first coalition government in United Kingdom since World War II, formed between Conservatives and Liberals Democrats.
2010David Cameron took office as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom as the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats formed the country's first coalition government since the Second World War.
2012A team of physicists at the University of Science and Technology of China broke the record of quantum teleportation on May 11, 2012 by teleporting a photon more than 97km. presently the record distance of quantum teleportation is 143km with photons.

Famous Birthdays of May 11 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1934Jim Jeffords / Lawyer / United States of America
1980Kulap Vilaysack / Actress / United States of America
1801Henri Labrouste / Academic / France
1938Jeanne Little / Television Personality / Australia
1881Al Cabrera / Baseball Player / Spain
1930Edsger W. Dijkstra / Academic / Netherlands
1952Shohreh Aghdashloo / Actress / United States of America
1890Helge Løvland / Athlete / Norway
1948Nirj Deva / Politician / United Kingdom
1811Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel / Politician / Switzerland
1952Mike Lupica / Journalist / United States of America
1895William Grant Still / Composer / United States of America
1909Ellis R. Dungan / Producer / United States of America
1948Jack Cantoni / Rugby Player / France
1899Paulino Masip / Author / Spain
1950Jeremy Paxman / Author / United Kingdom
1980Ernest Vardanean / Journalist / Armenia
1895Jacques Brugnon / Tennis Player / France
1977Victor Matfield / Rugby Player / South Africa
1952Frances Fisher / Actress / United Kingdom
1943Nancy Greene / Politician / Canada
1982Cory Monteith / Singer / Canada
1897Kurt Gerron / Actor / Germany
1938Narendra Patel / Politician / United Kingdom
1903Charlie Gehringer / Baseball Player / United States of America
1912Foster Brooks / Actor / United States of America
1924Antony Hewish / Academic / United Kingdom
1986Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo / Footballer / Brazil
1994Nene Macdonald / Rugby Player / Papua New Guinea
1888Irving Berlin / Composer / United States of America

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