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 This day in History - May 11
399 Historic Events for May 11
1778

William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69

Death
1779

John Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68

Death
1784

England and Tippu Sahib van Mysore sign peace treaty

Event
1791

Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer

Birth
1792

Columbia River discovered and named by US Capt Robert Gray

Event
1807

Ira Aldridge, Great 19th century black Shakespearian actor (Othello)

Birth
1811

Chang and Eng Bunker, Chinese Siamese twins

Birth
1812

Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Most observers consider it disgusting and immoral. No wonder it caught on!

Event
1814

Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh

Event
1816

American Bible Society forms (NY)

Event
1818

Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0

Event
1819

Caspar Furstenau, composer, dies at 47

Death
1821

[Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Brig General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1823

Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter

Birth
1830

John Converse Starkweather, Brig General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1833

"Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg and sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215

Event
1840

Filippo Capocci, composer

Birth
1841

Ernst von Possart, German actor/stage manager/reciter

Birth
1845

Karoly Filtsch, composer, dies at 14

Death
1847

Godefroid Kurth, Belg historian (La cit‚ de LiŠge au moyen ƒge)

Birth
1849

Otto Nicolai, German composer/conductor, dies at 39

Death
1849

Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer, dies at 38

Death
1850

Work starts on 1st brick building in SF

Event
1852

Charles Warren Fairbanks, (R) 26th US VP (1905-09)

Birth
1854

John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)

Birth