11th May: Today In History

Today is Thursday, May 11th, the 131st day of 2017. There are 234 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
Today is Thursday, May 11, the 131st day of 2017. There are 234 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
1927:  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded during a banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
1647:  Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor of New Netherland.

1858:  Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union.
1937:  “SPAM” was registered as a trademark by Hormel Foods, producer of the canned meat product.
1947:  The B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announced the development of a tubeless tire.
1953:  tornado devastated Waco, Texas, claiming 114 lives.
1960:  Israeli agents captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1973:  The espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the “Pentagon Papers” case came to an end as Judge William M. Byrne dismissed all charges, citing government misconduct.
1981:  legendary reggae artist Bob Marley died in a Miami hospital at age 36.
1985:  56 people died when a flash fire swept a jam-packed soccer stadium in Bradford, England.
1987:  Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore transplanted the heart and lungs of an auto accident victim into a cystic fibrosis patient who gave up his own healthy heart to another recipient. (Clinton House, the nation’s first living heart donor, died 14 months later.)
1996:  An Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 caught fire shortly after takeoff from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board.
1997:  IBM’s “Deep Blue” computer demolished an overwhelmed Garry Kasparov, winning the six-game chess re-match between man and machine in New York.

Comedian Mort Sahl is 90.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is 84.
Jazz keyboardist Carla Bley is 81.
Rock singer Eric Burdon (The Animals; War) is 76.
Actress Pam Ferris is 69.
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly is 67.
Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (SHOH’-reh ahg-DAHSH’-loo) is 65.
Actress Frances Fisher is 65.
Actor Boyd Gaines is 64.

Quotes Of The Day:
“Don’t let people make you feel bad or guilty for living your life. It is your life. Live it.”
If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.

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