Friday, December 2, 2022 (Week 48)

May 11 in History

What happened on May 11 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 11 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on may 11 in history.

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1967
The Siege of Khe Sanh ends with the base is still in American hands.
1960
Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires.
1864
Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern.
1862
Confederates scuttle the CSS Virginia off Norfolk, Virginia.
1860
Giuseppe Garibaldi lands at Marsala, Sicily.
1858
Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
1857
Indian mutineers seize Delhi.
1812
British Prime Minster Spencer Perceval is shot by a bankrupt banker in the lobby of the House of Commons.
1792
The Columbia River is discovered by Captain Robert Gray.
1745
French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army at Fontenoy.
1690
In the first major engagement of King William’s War, British troops from Massachusetts seize Port Royal in Acadia (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) from the French.
1689
French and English navies battle at Bantry Bay.
1573
Henry of Anjou becomes the first elected king of Poland.