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Trivia that ALL happened on this day, May 11th!

In 0330, Constantinople was founded.

In 1812,  British prime Minster, Spencer Perceval, was shot by a bankrupt banker in the lobby of the House of Commons.

In 1816, The American Bible Society was formed in New York City.

In 1858, Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.

In 1910, Glacier National Park in Montana was established.

In 1927,  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded. 

In 1947, the creation of the tubeless tire was announced by the B.F. Goodrich Company.

In 1974, Steely Dan’s “Rikki, Don’t Lose That Number” was released.

In 1985, Madonna’s single “Crazy For You” hit #1.

In 1995, The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was extended indefinitely. The treaty limited the spread of nuclear material for military purposes.

In 1996, an Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 caught fire shortly after takeoff from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades. All 110 people on board were killed. 

In 2001, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced his decision to approve a 30-day delay of the execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh had been scheduled to be executed on May 16, 2001. The delay was because the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had failed to disclose thousands of documents to McVeigh’s defense team.

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