Thursday, May 11, 2017
History for May 11 - On-This-Day.com
Irving Berlin 1888 - Composer, lyricist, Salvador Dali (Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech) 1904 - Surrealist painter, Mort Sahl (Morton Lyon "Mort" Sahl) 1927 - Comedian, actor
Louis Farrakhan (Louis Eugene Walcott) 1933 - National Representative of the Nation of Islam, Doug McClure 1938 - Actor, Dr. Robert Jarvik 1946 - Scientist, researcher, entrepreneur
1910 - Glacier National Park in Montana was established.
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.
1947 - The creation of the tubeless tire was announced by the B.F. Goodrich Company.
1949 - Siam changed its name to Thailand.
1960 - Israeli soldiers captured Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires.
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.
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.
1998 - A French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single currency. The coin is known as the euro.