History of 11 May

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History of 11 May

  • 1995 – The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was extended indefinitely. The treaty limited the spread of nuclear material for military purposes.
  • 1997 – Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever multi-game match. He lost to IBM’s chess computer Deep Blue. It was the first time a computer had beaten a world-champion player.
  • 1998 – India conducted its first underground nuclear tests, three of them, in 24 years. The tests were in violation of a global ban on nuclear testing.
  • 1998 – A French mint produced the first coins of Europe’s single currency. The coin is known as the euro.
  • 2000 – India’s population officially reached 1 billion.
  • 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.

Celebrating birthday today

  • 1982 – Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1983 – Matt Leinart, American football player
  • 1983 – Steven Sotloff, American-Israeli journalist (d. 2014)
  • 1983 – Holly Valance, Australian actress, singer and model
  • 1984 – Andrés Iniesta, Spanish footballer
  • 1986 – Abou Diaby, French footballer
  • 1986 – Miguel Veloso, Portuguese footballer
  • 1987 – Lim Seul-ong, South Korean singer and actor
  • 1987 – Monica Roșu, Romanian gymnast
  • 1988 – Jeremy Maclin, American football player
  • 1988 – Brad Marchand, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Giovani dos Santos, Mexican international footballer, forward
  • 1989 – Cam Newton, American football player
  • 1992 – Thibaut Courtois, Belgian footballer
  • 1992 – Pablo Sarabia, Spanish footballer
  • 1993 – Maurice Harkless, American-Puerto Rican basketball player
  • 1994 – Hagos Gebrhiwet, Ethiopian runner
  • 1995 – Gelson Martins, Portuguese footballer
  • 1999 – Sabrina Carpenter, American singer and actress
  • 1999 – Kaitlyn Dias, American actress and voice artist

 

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