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5/11/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - May 11

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Today in History in 1751 the first hospital was founded in America in Pennsylvania; in 1888 composer of White Christmas, Irving Berlin (Isadore Balin) was born in Temum, Siberia; and in 1981 Bob Marley, reggae singer, died of brain and lung cancer at age 36.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1189 - Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade
  • 1751 - 1st hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital) in the 13 Colonies in America
  • 1924 - Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies.
  • 1960 - The first contraceptive pill is made available on the market.
  • 1995 - In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.

1 - Court Street Grill 300

Famous Birthdays

  • 1888 - Irving Berlin, [Isadore Balin], Temum Siberia, composer (White Xmas)
  • 1904 - Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)
  • 1912 - Phil Silvers, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show)
  • 1953 - Boyd Gaines, actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963 - Natasha Richardson, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England
  • 1982 - Cory Monteith, Calgary, Alberta, Canadian actor and musician (Glee, Monte Carlo)

Famous Weddings

  • 1963 - Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)
  • 1970 - Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise
  • 1996 - Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York
  • 2001 - Actress Suzanne Pleshette (64) weds actor Tom Poston (79) at Manhattan's City Hall

Famous Deaths

  • 1778 - William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69
  • 1960 - John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 1979 - Lester Raymond Flatt, musician (Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64
  • 1981 - Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36
  • 1988 - Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole, dies at 76
  • 2006 - Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71
  • 2008 - Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (b. 1934)

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