This Day in History- May 11

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May 11

How and why were these laws created? What were the major events that occurred in history that are now celebrated like festivals and holidays today? History is not just about past events or occurrences, History has significance in our current situation as well. It reveals the events of history have shaped and brought changes in the present scenario.  In this blog, we will be providing you with some interesting events and facts that have happened on this day in history- May 11

What Happened in India on May 11?

1973 – The blockbuster crime movie  “Zanjeer” starring Amitabh Bachan was released.

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1985 –  86 people were killed in India by Booby trap bomb

1987 – In Punjab presidential rule was imposed.

1993 – Fire in Bangalore’s toy factory killed around 200 people.

1998 – India was successful in carrying out a nuclear test  at Pokhran

1999 – In India, May 11 is marked as National Technological Day because India witnessed the biggest technological advancement first indigenous aircraft “Hansa III” at Bangalore, and on the same day test firing of the Trishul missile was also successful.

1999- Verdict on Rajiv Gandhi assassination by Supreme Court of India.

2000 – India’s population officially reached one billion.

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What Happened Around the World on May 11?

1502 – Christopher Columbus began his trip “Indies” which was his 4th and last trip. 

1772 – 18 killed were killed by fire in Amsterdam theater.

1956 – Elvis Presley enters the list of UK charts with “Heartbreak Hotel”, This was his first entry.

1958 –  Atmospheric nuclear test performed by the US at Enewetak and Bikini Island

1965 –  17,000 people lost their lives in Bangladesh windstorms.

1965 – 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy winner was announced West Indies

1967 – To become members of the EEC Great Britain, Ireland and Denmark applied on this day.

1968 – Almost 100 people were injured during the Students and police battle in Paris.

1970 – Henry Marrow was murdered in North Carolina as an act of violent racially motivated crime.

1972 – On Dick Cavett Show, John Lennon confessed  his phone was being  tapped by the FBI

1975 Debut album “Inseparable” was released by Natalie Cole released that won  2 Grammys.

1987 – 1st ever heart-lung transplant took  place in Baltimore

1989 – Finale Episode of TV soap “Dynasty”  was aired

1989 – A worldwide ban on ivory was announced by Kenya to preserve its elephant herds

2012 – A group of Chinese scientists registered a new world record by using quantum teleportation for transferring photons over 97 kilometers.

Famous Birthdays on May 11

1954 – Famous English composer popular known as Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir born in Cambridge

1959 –  Popular MTV VJ  Martha Quinn that hosted Tracey-Bradys  born in Albany, New York

1963 – American welterweight boxer Mark Breland that won Olympic gold 1984 was  born in New York

1992 – Popular singer and Punjabi actor Ammy Virk popular for songs like Qismat, Mini Cooper, and Tara was born today.

1986 – Popular Hindi daily soap actor and host Karan Tacker was born on May 11.

1997 – Lana Condor is an American actress and singer that made her debut through X-Men but gained popularity after the popular Netflix movie series To all the boy I have loved before.

1999 – Sabrina Carpenter is a popular American actress and singer. 

Which historical event of May 11 surprised you the most? Do let us know in the comment section below. We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more such entertaining and informative content, keep following us on Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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