May 11th is the 131st day of the year on the Gregorian Calendar there are 234 days left in the year.  There are many great and memorable events that have occurred on May 11, these are just a few.

On May 11 1751 1st hospital founded in the 13 Colonies in America (Pennsylvania Hospital)

On May 11 1924 Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, merging the two companies

On May 11 1995 In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.

On May 11 1889 – Major Joseph Washington Wham takes charge of $28,000 in gold and silver to pay troops at various points in the Arizona Territory. The money was stolen in a train robbery.

On May 11 1927 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.

On May 11 1910 – Glacier National Park in Montana was established.

On May 11 1934 – A severe two-day dust storm stripped the topsoil from the great plains of the U.S. and created a “Dust Bowl.” The storm was one of many.

On May 11 1995 – The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was extended indefinitely. The treaty limited the spread of nuclear material for military purposes.

On May 11 1996 – An Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 caught fire shortly after takeoff from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades. All 110 people on board were killed.

On May 11 1997 – Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever multi-game match. He lost to IBM’s chess computer Deep Blue. It was the first time a computer had beaten a world-champion player.

On May 11 2001 – U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced his decision to approve a 30-day delay of the execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh had been scheduled to be executed on May 16, 2001. The delay was because the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had failed to disclose thousands of documents to McVeigh’s defense team. (Oklahoma)

On May 11 2014 Regions of eastern Ukraine announce that their self-organized elections show most voters to be in favor of secession; the election results aren’t recognized by the Ukrainian government or its allies

On May 11 2015 Two art works set world records at a Christie’s auction in New York, with Pablo Picasso’s painting ‘Women of Algiers Version O’ selling for $160 million and Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture ‘Pointing Man’ selling for $141.3 million



%d bloggers like this: