Historical Events In May - 11
Monday, 03 August 2020
1772 On May - 11 amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
1772 On this day in history henri-Jean Rigel, composer
1772 Joseph Kerckhoff, Limburg surgeon/robber captain, hanged on this day in history.
1778 William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69 on May - 11.
1779 John Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68 on May - 11.
1784 On this day in history england & Tippu Sahib van Mysore sign peace treaty
1791 Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer on this day in history.
1792 On this day in history columbia River discovered & named by US Captain Robert Gray
1792 Columbia River discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray on May - 11.
1803 The birth of Hector Berlioz, French composer on May - 11.
1807 On May - 11 ira Aldridge, Great 19th century black Shakespearian actor (Othello)
1811 Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese Siamese twins on May - 11.
1812 Waltz introduced into English ballrooms - Most observers consider it disgusting & immoral on May - 11.
1812 On May - 11 waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Most observers consider it disgusting & immoral. No wonder it caught on!
1813 On this day in history in Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth, lead an expedition westwards from Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.
1814 On May - 11 americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh
1816 On May - 11 american Bible Society forms (New York)
1816 American Bible Society forms (NY) on May - 11.
1819 Caspar Furstenau, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.
1820 On this day in history launch of HMS Beagle the ship that took young Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.
1821 On May - 11 [Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1823 On May - 11 alfred Stevens, Belgian painter
1830 On May - 11 john Converse Starkweather, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1833 "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215 on May - 11.
1840 On May - 11 filippo Capocci, composer
1841 Lt. Charles Wilkes lands at Fort Nisqually in Puget Sound on May - 11.
1841 On May - 11 ernst von Possart, German actor/stage manager/reciter
1845 On May - 11 karoly Filtsch, composer, dies at 14
1849 On this day in history carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer, dies at 38
1850 Work starts on first brick building in San Fransisco on May - 11.
1850 On May - 11 work starts on 1st brick building in SF
1852 Charles Warren Fairbanks, (R) 26th US VP (1905-09) on this day in history.
1854 On May - 11 john Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
1855 Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake) on May - 11.