Historical Events In May - 11
Sunday, 18 April 2021
1940 New York World's Fair reopens on this day in history.
1940 66th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6 on this day in history.
1941 The first Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England on this day in history.
1941 On May - 11 1st Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England
1942 German submarine U-S53 torpedoes British steamer Nicoya and Dutch ship Leno near Anticosti Island, Quebec on this day in history.
1942 Japanese troops conquer Kalewa on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history hermann Goering-division in Tunisia surrenders
1943 Naval task force lands Army troops on Attu, Aleutians on this day in history.
1943 On May - 11 uS 7th division lands on Attu, Aleutian, (1st US territory recaptured)
1944 On this day in history allied forces launch a major offensive in central Italy
1944 On May - 11 slomp Resistance fighter (Frits de Zwerver) freed from Arnhem prison
1944 On May - 11 henk Hos, resistance fighter, executed at 37
1944 On this day in history opposition group surprise attack post office washer
1945 On this day in history uS marines conquer Awatsha Draw Okinawa
1945 On May - 11 wewak in New Guinea captured by Australia's 6th Division
1946 On May - 11 the first packages from the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe, or CARE, arrive in Europe at Le Havre, France
1946 On this day in history 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
1947 On May - 11 bF Goodrich manufactures first tubeless tire, Akron OH
1947 Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy on May - 11.
1947 BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio) on May - 11.
1947 Ture Rangstrom, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1948 Haganah takes control of Safed & port of Haifa on May - 11.
1948 Luigi Einaudi elected President of Italy on May - 11.
1949 On this day in history by a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of UN
1949 First Polaroid camera sold $89.95 (NYC) on May - 11.
1949 On May - 11 israel becomes a member of the United Nations
1949 On May - 11 siam changes its name to Thailand
1949 On May - 11 the recently introduced Polaroid camera sells for $89.95 in new York City
1949 1st Polaroid camera sold $89.95 (NYC) on May - 11.
1949 Adrianus PHA de Kleyn, throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor), dies at 65 on this day in history.
1950 On May - 11 belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die
1951 On this day in history jay Forrester patents computer core memory
1952 On May - 11 giovanni Tebaldini, composer, dies at 87
1953 On May - 11 tornado kills 114 in Waco TX ($39 million damage)