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 This day in History - May 11
399 Historic Events for May 11
1854

Ottmar Mergenthaler, Hachtel Germany, inventor (linotype)

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1855

Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake)

Birth
1857

E Fran‡ois Vidocq, French criminalogist/police officer, dies at 81

Death
1858

Carl Hauptmann, writer

Birth
1858

Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state

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1862

Confederates scuttle CSS Virginia off Norfolk, VA

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1864

Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)

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1864

Gen J E B Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern

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1865

Jeff Thompson surrenders

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1867

Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg

Event
1869

Francisco Lacerda, composer

Birth
1871

John Herschel, cataloguer of southern hemisphere stars, dies at 79

Death
1875

George "Charmer" Zettlein pitches the 1st 9 inning shutout

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1878

Mr Reyskens, oldest male resident of Netherlands, ever

Birth
1881

Henri-Fr‚d‚ric Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59

Death
1881

Pascual Rogatis, composer

Birth
1881

Bedrich Smetana's opera "Libusa," premieres in Prague

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1881

Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)

Birth
1882

Joseph Marx, Austrian composer/critic

Birth
1885

Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor, dies at 73

Death
1887

13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39¬

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1888

P A J Losecaat Vermeer, leader of Dutch High Council

Birth
1888

Irving Berlin, [Isadore Balin], Temum Siberia, composer (White Xmas)

Birth
1888

16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49

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1891

Henry Morgenthau Jr, US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45)

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