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11 May

330 – Roman Empire – Byzantium renamed Nova Roma. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Rome

824 – Rome – Eugene II became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Eugene_II

868 – China – Copy of the Diamond Sutra printed. http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/diamondsutra.html

912 – Byzantine Empire – Alexander became Emperor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_(Byzantine_emperor)

1222 – Cyprus – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1222_Cyprus_earthquake

1672 – France, Netherlands, England Etc – Franco-Dutch War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-Dutch_War#War

1745 – Belgium – Battle of Fontenoy (War of Austrian Succession). http://www.britishbattles.com/battle_fontenoy.htm


1812 – UK – Prime Minister Spencer Perceval assassinated by John Bellingham at House of Commons, London. https://youtu.be/L6UBG4BaIys WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/building/palace/estatehistory/from-the-parliamentary-collections/spencer-perceval/

1820 – UK – HMS Beagle launched. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/57161/Beagle

1833 – Canada – Lady of the Lake sank off Newfoundland, 265 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_of_the_Lake_(brig)

1858 – USA – Minnesota became 32nd State. http://www.50states.com/minnesot.htm

1862 – USA – CSS Virginia scuttled (American Civil War). http://www.burnpit.us/2012/05/css-virginia-nee-uss-merrimack-scuttled-prevent-its-capture

1880 – USA – Mussel Slough Tragedy, Hanford, California, 7 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mussel_Slough_Tragedy


1889 – USA – Wham Paymaster Robbery. https://youtu.be/uT1w0JSB6Cs WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-whamrobbery.html

1891 – Japan – Ōtsu Incident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ctsu_incident


1894 – USA – Pullman Palace Car Company strike in Illinois. https://youtu.be/-N2tl1LM1r0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://libcom.org/history/pullman-strike-1894-jeremy-brecher

1900 – Colombia – Battle of Palonegro began (1000 Days’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palonegro

1907 – USA – Train derailed in Lompoc, California, 32 killed. http://www.independent.com/news/2013/jul/02/1907-train-wreck/

1910 – USA – Glacier National Park established in Montana. http://www.nps.gov/glac/historyculture/index.htm

1927 – USA – Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_of_Motion_Picture_Arts_and_Sciences

1939 – Mongolia – Battle of Khalkhin Gol began (Soviet-Japanese Border Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Khalkhin_Gol

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Hamburg & Bremen (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USA – Battle of Attu began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Attu

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Fayetteville-Pope AAF, NC, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440511-0

1945 – Kenya – SAAF plane crashed off Kisumu, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450511-2


1945 – Japan – Aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill hit by 2 kamikazes off Okinawa coast, 346 killed. https://youtu.be/n3k60lUzM6c WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://ww2db.com/ship_spec.php?ship_id=164

1945 – Czechoslovakia – Prague Offensive ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Offensive

1947 – USA – TWA plane crashed off Cape May Pount, Delaware Bay, NJ, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470511-1

1949 – Israel – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1951 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Spokane-Felts Field, WA, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510511-0


1953 – USA – Tornado hit Waco, Texas, 114 killed. https://youtu.be/9vpyl10WbBE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=wacotormay1953

1953 – Canada – CPAL plane crashed at Prince Rupert, BC, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530511-1


1970 – USA – Tornado hit Lubbock, Texas, 26 killed. https://youtu.be/CDVtXl5eN1k WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lub/?n=events-1970-19700511


1985 – UK – Fire at Bradford City Stadium, 56 killed. https://youtu.be/IEl8PEsH4xQ WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/11/newsid_2523000/2523561.stm

1990 – Philippines – Philippines Airlines Flight 143 exploded at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19900511-1

1996 – USA – ValuJet Airlines Flight 592 crashed in Florida Everglades, 110 killed. https://youtu.be/OTVloVFk-lI WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19960511-0

1998 – India – 3 nuclear tests carried out at Pokhran. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/11/newsid_3664000/3664259.stm

2000 – Russia – Galashki Ambush (Second Chechen War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galashki_ambush

2011 – Spain – Earthquake measuring 5.1Mw, epicentre in Murcia, 9 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13368599

2010 – UK – David Cameron became Prime Minister (Conservative). Coalition Government. https://www.gov.uk/government/people/david-Cameron http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/default.stm

2013 – Turkey – Car bomb explosions in Reyhanli, 46+ killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22494128

2014 – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Stampede at Stade Tata Raphaël Stadium, 15 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27369222

York

1660 – Charles II was proclaimed king in York.

1840 – First direct train ran from York to London. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/yorks/city-of-york/pp472-481#h3-0004