è successo un 11 Maggio

1934 : The dust storm reached 2400 km long

On May 5, 1934, in the United States, a dust storm in the Great Plains reached 2400km long until the east coast: it covered a third of the territory. The multiplication of these storms caused a migration of people to the coast because of land desertification. The combination of this phenomenon to the crash of 1929 is known as the period of the Great Depression.

1953 : Waco tornado

On May 11, 1953, a F5 tornado on the Fujita scale struck the city of Waco, Texas killing 114 people and injuring nearly 600 others.

1981 : Bob Marley dies

The King of Reggae, the Jamaican musician Bob Marley died of cancer in Florida.
He was only 36 years. He was at the height of his fame.

1985 : 56 dead in soccer stadium in Bradford

On May 11, 1985, a fire broke out in the football stadium in Bradford, England. Within minutes, the roof completely burned and trapped hundreds of people. 56 people were killed. The wooden roof had to be changed to a metal roof the following week.

1987 : Trial of Klaus Barbie

On May 11, 1987, the trial of Klaus Barbie began in Lyon. The former Gestapo chief in Lyon was charged with 177 crimes against humanity. The Butcher of Lyon had worked for U.S. intelligence after the war, first in Germany then in Bolivia where he had worked for many years in the secret police, doing the same kind of work he did for the Gestapo. France had to wait for a more democratic regime in Bolivia for the extradition.

1997 : Kasparov beaten by Deep Blue

On May 11, 1997, the IBM supercomputer, Deep Blue, which can analyze 200 million chess moves per second, beat the chess champion Gary Kasparov, recognized as the greatest player of all time. This was the first time a computer was able to beat a chess champion. At their first encounter, Kasparov had beaten Deep Blue.

2010 : David Cameron becomes Prime Minister

On May 11, 2010, after the elections of 6 May which saw the defeat of the Labour party, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats went into an agreement to form a government and the Conservative leader, David Cameron, became Prime Minister.

Citazione del giorno : 11 Maggio

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Compleanni : 11 Maggio

Margaret Rutherford, Attrice inglese (1892)
Salvador Dalí, Pittore catalano (1904)
Haroun Tazieff, Vulcanologo francese (1914)
Camilo José Cela, Scrittore spagnolo, Premio Nobel per la letteratura (1916)
Richard Feynman, Fisico americano, Premio Nobel (1918)
Antony Hewish, Radio astronomo inglese, Premio Nobel per la Fisica (1924)
Marco Ferreri, Regista americano (1928)
Valentino Garavani (Valentino), Stilista italiano (1932)
Corinne Lepage, Politica francese (1951)
Renaud Séchan (Renaud), Cantante francese (1952)
Fanny Cottençon, Attrice francese (1957)
Jean-François Dérec, Comico francese (1957)
Isabelle Mergault, Attrice e regista francese (1958)
Brice Hortefeux, Politico francese (1958)
Natasha Richardson, Attrice inglese (1963)
Greg Dulli, Musicista americano (1965)
Christoph Schneider, Musicista tedesco (Rammstein) (1966)
Thomas Hugues, Giornalista francese (1966)
Anaïs Jeanneret, Romanziere e attrice francese (1967)
Jeffrey Donovan, Attore americano (1968)
Benoît Magimel, Attore francese (1974)
Janne Ahonen, Ski jumper finlandese (1977)
Laetitia Casta, Top model e attrice francese (1978)
Austin O'Brien, Attore americano (1981)
Jonathan Jackson, Attore americano (1982)
Abou Diaby, Calciatore francese (1986)
Giovani dos Santos, Calciatore messicano (1989)

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William Pitt, the Elder, Primo Ministro di Gran Bretagna (1778)
Spencer Perceval, Primo Ministro del Regno Unito (1812)
Jean-Baptiste Boussingault, Chimico francese (1887)
A. E. Becquerel, Fisico francese (1891)
Lex Barker, Attore americano (1973)
Odd Hassel, Chimico norvegese, premio Nobel (1981)
Bob Marley, Musicista giamaicano (1981)
Chester Gould, Autore di fumetti statunitense (Dick Tracy) (1985)
Bruno Neves, Ciclista portoghese (2008)
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