On This Day..... May 11

MAY 11TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL EAT WHAT YOU WANT DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TWILIGHT ZONE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • CHANG ANG ENG BUNKER (ORIGINAL SIAMESE TWINS) (1811-1874)
  • IRVING BERLIN (1888-1989)
  • MARTHA GRAHAM (1894-1991)
  • SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989)
  • LOUIS FARRAKHAN (1933, 85)
  • GENERAL JOHN KELLY (1950, 68)
  • MIKE LUPICA (1952, 66)
  • MARTHA QUINN (1959, 59)
  • NATASHA RICHARDSON (1963-2009)
  • RICHARD SPENCER (1978, 40)
  • MATTHEW LAWRENCE (1980, 38)
  • CORY MONTEITH (1982-2013)
  • CAM NEWTON (1989, 29)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 330, CONSTANTINOPLE BECOMES THE CAPITAL OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE
  • IN 1189, HOLY ROMAN EMPORER FREDERICK I BRINGS 100,00 MEN WITH HIM TO START THE THIRD CRUSADE
  • IN 1659, THE COLONY OF MASSACHUSETTS MAKES CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS ILLEGAL. THE PURITANS BELIEVED IT TO BE A PAGAN CELEBRATION AND IT REMAINED ILLEGAL UNTIL 1681
  • IN 1751, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FOUNDS PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL
  • IN 1812, THE BRITISH INTRODUCE THE WALTZ TO THE BALLROOM. IT IS INITIALLY CONSIDERED A DISGUSTING AND IMMORAL DANCE
  • IN 1858, MINNESOTA BECOMES THE 32ND STATE
  • IN 1862, THE CONFEDERATE COMMANDER OF THE CSS VIRGINIA (AKA THE USS MERRIMAC) OPTS TO BLOW UP THE SHIP RATHER THAN LET UNION SOLDIERS CAPTURE
  • IN 1892, THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS WON BY 15 YEAR OLD LONNIE CLAYTON
  • IN 1924, ROBERT FROST WINS THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR “NEW HAMPSHIRE”
  • IN 1927, LOUIS B. MAYER FOUNDS THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS & SCIENCES
  • IN 1928, WGY IN SCHENECTADY, NY, A GENERAL ELECTRIC TELEVISION STATION, BECOMES THE FIRST TO AIR REGULARLY SCHEDULED TELEVISION PROGRAMS THREE NIGHTS PER WEEK
  • IN 1949, ISRAEL IS ADMITTED TO THE UNITED NATIONS
  • IN 1949, SIAM RENAMES ITSELF THAILAND
  • IN 1956, NBC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE PINKY LEE SHOW”
  • IN 1956, ELVIS PRESLEY DEBUTS ON THE BRITISH SINGLES CHART FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH “HEARTBREAK HOTEL”
  • IN 1959, ED “KOOKIE” BYRNES AND CONNIE STEVENS PEAK AT #4 ON THE CHART WITH “KOOKIE, KOOKIE LEND ME YOUR COMB”
  • IN 1959, “ONCE UPON A MATTRESS” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1960, ADOLF EICHMANN IS CAPTURED BY ISRAELI SOLDIERS IN BUENOS AIRES
  • IN 1960, JOHN ROCKEFELLER JR DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT 86
  • IN 1963, PETER, PAUL AND MARY PEAK AT #2 WITH “PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON”
  • IN 1963, BOMBINGS IN KEY SITES OF THE BLACK JUSTICE MOVEMENT RELATED TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA LEADS TO THE BIRMINGHAM RIOTS OF 1963
  • IN 1963, THE BEATLES BEGAN A 51 WEEK RUN AT THE TOP OF THE BRITISH ALBUM CHART WITH THEIR DEBUT ALBUM “PLEASE PLEASE ME” (30 WEEKS) FOLLOWED BY “WITH THE BEATLES” (21 WEEKS)
  • IN 1965, ELLIS ISLAND OFFICIALLY BECOMES PART OF THE STATE OF LIBERTY NATIONAL MONUMENT
  • IN 1968, RICHARD HARRIS RELEASES “MACARTHUR PARK”
  • IN 1969, THE MONTY PYTHON COMEDY TROUPE FORMS
  • IN 1970, THE WOODSTOCK TRIPLE LIVE ALBUM IS RELEASED
  • IN 1972, JOHN LENNON TELLS DICK CAVETT IN AN INTERVIEW THAT HE BELIEVES THE FBI IS TAPPING THEIR PHONES
  • IN 1972, THE BRUINS BEAT THE NEW YORK RANGERS FOR THE STANLEY CUP
  • IN 1974, STEELY DAN RELEASES “RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER”
  • IN 1975, NATALIE COLE RELEASES “INSEPERABLE”
  • IN 1976, ABC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “MARCUS WELBY, MD”
  • IN 1981, BOB MARLEY DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 36
  • IN 1981, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER PREMIERES “CATS”
  • IN 1985, MADONNA HITS #1 WITH “CRAZY FOR YOU”
  • IN 1989, ABC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “DYNASTY”
  • IN 1989, PRESIDENT BUSH SENDS 2,000 TROOPS TO PANAMA
  • IN 1991, ROXETTE HIT #1 WITH “JOYRIDE”
  • IN 1992, MARGARET RAY IS ARRESTED FOR THE 7TH TIME FOR STALKING DAVID LETTERMAN AFTER SHE WAS FOUND ON HIS PROPERTY
  • IN 1994, “GREASE” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1997, A COMPUTER NAMED “DEEP BLUE” BEATS WORLD CHAMPION GARRY KASPAROV IN CHESS
  • IN 1997, CBS AIRS THE MINISERIES “MARIO PUZO’S THE LAST DON”
  • IN 2002, OVER 500 PEOPLE PROTEST OUTSIDE THE SONY BUILDING TO COMPLAIN THAT THE COMPANY HAD FAILED TO PROPERLY PROMOTE MICHAEL JACKSON’S LATEST ALBUM “INVINCIBLE”
  • IN 2009, AN AMERICAN SOLDIER OPENS FIRE INSIDE CAMP LIBERTY IN BAGDHAD KILLING FIVE AND WOUNDING THREE
  • IN 2010, IMELDA MARCOS IS RE-ELECTED TO CONGRESS IN THE PHILLIPINES
  • IN 2010, DAVID CAMERON BECOMES PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

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