May 11 in History
1812May 11, 1812:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Spencer Perceval, is assassinated by gunshot in the lobby of the House of Commons by John Bellingham, an aggrieved merchant.
1846May 11, 1846: James K. Polk, President of the United States, prepares a declaration of the Mexican-American War for the approval of Congress.
1857May 11, 1857:
Sepoys and crowds of rioters kill Indian Christians, British officials and their relatives, and shopkeepers on the day the Indian Rebellion reaches Delhi.
1943May 11, 1943:
The Battle of Attu, between Japan and the United States on the Attu Island, begins. It would last until May 30.
1960May 11, 1960:
German-Austrian soldier and Holocaust mastermind, Adolf Eichmann is captured in Buenos Aires, Argentina by the Israeli national intelligence agency, Mossad, for his war crimes against humanity.
1981May 11, 1981:
Bob Marley, Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician dies of acral lentiginous melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer at the age of 36.
1997May 11, 1997:
Chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov, loses to Deep Blue, a computer designed by IBM which also plays chess.
2010May 11, 2010:
British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, officially resigns with immediate effect. He also steps down as the Labour Party’s leader.