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 This day in History - May 11
399 Historic Events for May 11
1947

Ture Rangstrom, composer, dies at 62

Death
1947

Else JT Rangstrím, Swedish conductor/singer/composer/critic, dies

Death
1947

BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)

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1947

Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy

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1947

Claude "Butch" Hudson Trucks, drummer (Allman Brothers)

Birth
1948

Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy

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1948

Haganah takes control of Safed and port of Haifa

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1948

Alfred Matt, Austria, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1968)

Birth
1949

Siam renames itself Thailand

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1949

Adrianus PHA de Kleyn, throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor), dies at 65

Death
1949

Joƒo Botelho, Lamego Portugal, director (Trafico, Hard Times)

Birth
1949

By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of UN

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1949

1st Polaroid camera sold $89.95 (NYC)

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1950

EugŠne Ionesco's "La Cantatrice Chauve," premieres in Paris

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1950

Dane Iorg, baseball player (Philles, Cards)

Birth
1950

Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die

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1950

Jeremy Paxman, broadcaster

Birth
1951

Mike Sleman, rugby player

Birth
1951

Jay Forrester patents computer core memory

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1952

Giovanni Tebaldini, composer, dies at 87

Death
1952

Darrow Igus, Newark NJ, comedian (Fridays, Roll Out)

Birth
1953

Boyd Gaines, Atlanta Ga, actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing)

Birth
1953

Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage)

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1953

Winston Churchill criticizes John Foster Dulles domino theory

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1953

Jean Adair, dies at 80

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