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 This day in History - May 11
399 Historic Events for May 11
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Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes capital of Roman Empire

Event
1189

Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg

Event
1330

Constantinople (Istanbul) becomes new capital by Roman Emperor Constantine for Eastern Roman Empire

Event
1421

Jews are expelled from Styria Austria

Event
1502

Columbus begins 4th and last trip to "Indies"

Event
1548

Start of great fire in Brielle

Event
1568

Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (Battle of White Mountain)

Birth
1610

Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China), dies

Death
1625

Boers besiege Frankenburg estate in Upper-Austria

Event
1631

Christoph Buel, composer, dies at 57

Death
1654

Cornelis van Alkemade, Dutch historian

Birth
1674

Netherlands and Cologne sign peace treaty

Event
1678

French admiral Jean d'Estrees' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curaaao

Event
1689

Battle of Bantry Bay, French and English naval battle

Event
1690

English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal Nova Scotia

Event
1722

Peter Camper, Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam)

Birth
1731

Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer

Birth
1742

Francesco Stradivari, Ital violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 70

Death
1745

Battle of Fontenoy (Doornik): Austrian Succession war

Event
1749

British parliament accept Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization

Event
1751

1st US hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital)

Event
1752

1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)

Event
1772

Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed

Event
1772

Joseph Kerckhoff, Limburg surgeon/robber captain, hanged

Death
1772

Henri-Jean Rigel, composer

Birth