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This Day in History May 11th

Interesting events through history – This Day in History May 11th

  • 330 – Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes the capital of the Roman Empire.
  • 1189 – Roma Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade.
  • 1751 – Pennsylvania Hospital founded by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin.
  • 1924 – Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz&Co begin their first joint venture (later merging into Mercedes Benz).
  • 1995 – In New York city, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • 2000 – India’s population officially reaches 1 billion – Astha Arora named India’s billionth baby.

Today in Film and TV

  • 1969 – British comedy troop Monty Python forms, made up of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

Today in Music

  • 1981 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats” (based on poetry from T.S.Eliot) and directed by Trevor Nunn first premieres in the West End of London.

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