11 mei


May 19, 2022

May 11 is the 131st day of the year (132nd day in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar. This is followed by 234 days until the end of the year.


General 330 - Byzantion is now called Constantinople. 868 - The Diamond Sutra, the oldest printed Chinese book, is produced. 1502 - Christopher Columbus sets sail for his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies. 1820 - Launch of HMS Beagle. 1950 - Firedamp explosion in the Borinage: 130 killed. 1960 - Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann is arrested in Argentina by the Israeli secret service Mossad. 1973 - Queen Juliana swears in the new Den Uyl cabinet. 1984 - Eight teens are killed in a fire at the Haunted Castle attraction at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park. 1993 - Iraq reopens its border with Jordan after a six-day closure of this key gateway to the outside world over the withdrawal of old dinar notes. 1996 - A DC-9 operated by American low-cost fighter ValuJet Airlines crashes near Miami, USA, in a wetland area of ​​Everglades National Park, Florida, USA, killing 109. 2006 - In Antwerp, Hans Van Themsche kills a young child of 2 years and her Malian nanny and also injures a Turkish woman. 2012 - After 65 years, Radio Netherlands Worldwide says goodbye to Dutch-language broadcasts. 2020 - Five experienced surfers die in the sea near Scheveningen. Too strong winds and too much sea foam were fatal to them. Recreation 1951 - The Efteling Nature Park Foundation opens the Efteling. Art and culture 1927 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the "Academy" that awards the Oscars, is founded. 1995 - On the occasion of the film's centenary, well-known directors and producers from around the world nominate Orson Welles' Citizen Kane as the best film of the century. Media 2008 - The Colombian newspaper El Espectador appears daily again. War 1857 - Indian rebels capture Delhi from the British 1940 - The German invaders reach the Albert Canal. 1940 - A German bombing raid on Amsterdam kills 44 and wounds 79. 1995 - Russian units carry out heavy bombing raids on Chechen rebel positions in the south of the country. Politics 1812 – British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is gunned down in the hall of the British House of Commons by bankrupt merchant John Bellingham. 1949 - Siam changes its name to Thailand. 1949 – The United Nations General Assembly grants United Nations membership to Israel with Resolution 273. 1995 - Founding of the Finnish political party True Finns. 2010 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tenders his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, David Cameron of the Conservative Party takes over as Prime Minister the same day. Religion 1670 - Coronation of Pope Clement X in Rome. 1888 - Elevation of the Missio sui iuris Belgian Congo to Apostolic Vicariate Léopoldville. 1985 - Pope John Paul II arrives in the Netherlands for an official visit. Riots break out in Utrecht and the Mobile Unit tries to keep the demonstrators apart. Sport 1949 - The Brazil national football team wins the Copa América for the third time by beating Paraguay 7-0 in the final. 1980 - FC Utrecht draws 2-2 against PEC Zwolle in the last round of play and qualifies for European football for the first time in history. 1985 - At a football game between Bradford City and Lincoln City, 56 people are killed by fire in the stands. 1986 - Opening of the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla, Colombia. 1988 - KV Mechelen wins the European Cup for cup winners in Strasbourg by beating Ajax 1-0 in the final through a goal by Piet den Boer. 1991 - In Brussels, defending champions Netherlands finish fourth at the European Women's Hockey Championships after a 3-2 defeat in the consolation final against the Soviet Union