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 This day in History - May 11
399 Historic Events for May 11
1892

18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41«

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1892

Margaret Rutherford, England, actress (Murder Most Foul)

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1893

Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)

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1894

Martha Graham, Allegheny Penn, choreographer (Appalachian Spring)

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1894

American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co

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1894

Anton A Mussert, Dutch nazi leader (NSB)

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1894

Florimond Cornellie, Belgium, yachting (Olympic-gold-1920)

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1895

Feliks Jaronski, composer, dies at 71

Death
1895

William Grant Still, Woodville Mississippi, composer (Afro-American)

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1895

Jan Parandowski, writer

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1896

Josip Slavenski, composer

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1896

Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter

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1897

Wash Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers

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1897

Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], S Afr writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek)

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1900

James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavywgt boxing title

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1901

Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)

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1902

Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)

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1902

Bid£ Sayao, Niteroi Brazil, soprano (Mimia-La Boh‚me)

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1903

Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)

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1904

Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer

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1904

Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)

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1904

Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace

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1905

Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner

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1906

Kent Taylor, [Louis Weiss], Iowa, actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders)

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1907

Rose Ausl„nder, writer

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