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On This Day In History for May 11, 2022

This is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 868, that A copy of the Diamond Sutra was printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book.
  • Also today in 1502, Christopher Columbus left on his fourth and last voyage (till Nov.7,1504).
  • Also on May 11, 1997, Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeated Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German physician, physiologist, and anthropologist, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, born on this date in 1752.
  • Born May 11, 1871, American astronomer and author Frank Schlesinger.
  • Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer, Theodore von Kármán was born 141 years ago today.
  • Irving Berlin, Belarusian-American pianist and composer was born on that same date in 1888.
  • Born May 11, 1918, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate Richard Feynman.
  • Antony Hewish, the English astronomer and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 98 years ago today.
  • American explorer, author, and scholar, Gene Savoy was born 95 years ago today.
  • Born May 11, 1930, Dutch computer scientist and academic Edsger W. Dijkstra.

Listener Birthdays

  • 12 – Amanda Huggenkiss
  • 14 – JPCJ

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 11, 2022

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