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 This day in History - May 11
399 Historic Events for May 11
1927

Justice Hollis

Birth
1927

Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)

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1928

54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4

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1928

54th Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2

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1928

63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

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1928

General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, NY)

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1928

Yaacov Agam, Israeli sculptor

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1929

1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)

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1929

Edward Anson, British vice-admiral

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1929

Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin Tx

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1930

M J Hamlin, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Dundee University)

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1930

Stanley L Elkin, Bkln NY, writer/professor (Living End)

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1931

Credit-Anstalt, Austria's largest bank, fails beginning financial collapse of Central Europe

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1931

Stephen Smalley, rev/dean (Chester)

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1932

Valentino [Garavani], Milan Italy, fashion designer

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1932

Henriette Santer, clinical Psychologist

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1933

Louis Farrakhan, minister (black islam nation, million man march)

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1934

James M Jeffords, (Rep-R-VT, 1975- )

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1935

61st Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4

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1935

Edward H Thompson, US archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78

Death
1935

Doug McClure, Glendale Calif, actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots)

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1936

Ulrich Berkes, writer

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1937

David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)

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1937

Viliam Figus, composer, dies at 62

Death
1938

Harvey Sollberger, Cedar Rapids Ia, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping)

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