May 11th

2015
India's poulation officially reaches 1 billion - Astha Arora named India's billionth baby.
Population milestone babies
2010
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown resigned, ending 13 years of the Labour Party government. (He was succeeded by Conservative David Cameron.
Premiership of Gordon Brown
2003
91% of Lithuanian voters opted to join the European Union—the first former Soviet nation to do so.
1998
India executes a series of nuclear weapons tests. The detonations raised fears of a nuclear conflict in the area and sparked international protests. On May 13, 1998, India officially declared itself a nuclear power.
Pokhran-II
1997
IBM's supercomputer, Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning world champion, in a six game chess match (2 for blue, 1 for Kasparov, and 3 ties).
Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov
1996
ValuJet flight 592 crashes into the Florida Everglades shortly after takeoff. All 110 people on board lost their lives in the crash that was caused by a fire in the cargo compartment.
ValuJet Flight 592
1995
In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
1985
56 football fans die in a stadium fire. During a match against Lincoln City, the wooden stands at Valley Parade football ground went up in flames. The exits were locked. A burning cigarette thrown into a waste bin has been determined as the probable cause of the disaster.
Bradford City stadium fire
1981
The musical Cats is premiered. The piece sparked a musical craze around the world and catapulted the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber to stardom.
Cats (musical)
1973
Charges against Daniel Ellsberg for his role in the Pentagon Papers case were dismissed.
Daniel Ellsberg
1960
Israeli agents captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
Adolf Eichmann
1949
Israel was admitted to the United Nations.
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 273
1947
The B.F. Goodrich Co. of Akron, Ohio, announced the development of a tubeless tire.
BFGoodrich
1924
Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, merging the two companies.
Mercedes-Benz
1910
Glacier National Park in Montana was established.
Glacier National Park (U.S.)
1904
Artist Salvador Dali was born in Figueras, Spain.
Salvador Dalí
1894
Workers at the Pullman Palace Car Co. in Illinois went on strike. (The job action spread and crippled railroad service nationwide before the federal government intervened to end the strike in July.).
1890s
1858
Minnesota became the 32nd state in the United States.
Minnesota
1751
1st hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital) in the 13 Colonies in America.
Pennsylvania Hospital
1189
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade.
Timeline of antisemitism