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May 11th History

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May 11th In Pop Culture History

868 - The first known dated printed book was the Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist scripture. A citation included : "printed on 11 May 868, by Wang Chieh, for free general distribution".

1811 - The famous Siamese twins, Chang and Eng, were born of Chinese parents in Siam (now Thailand).

1942 - Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner, was published

1947 - B.F. Goodrich Co. announced the development of tubeless tire.

1949 - The first Polaroid cameras were sold for $89.95.

1950 - Evelyn and Paul Trent took the McMinnville UFO photographs

1953 (Tornado) Waco, Texas

1959 # 1 Hit May 11, 1959 - May 17, 1959: Dave "Baby" Cortez - The Happy Organ

May 11, 1978 - The Return of the King animated film aired on ABC

1980 - Bob Marley died from lung cancer

1981 - East End Show - Cats (Musical) May 11, 1981

1985 # 1 Hit May 11, 1985 - May 17, 1985: Madonna - Crazy for You

1991 # 1 Hit May 11, 1991 - May 17, 1991: Roxette - Joyride

1996 - Captain Planet and The Planeteer cartoon series came to an end.

1997 - IBM's supercomputer Deep Blue defeated chess champion Garry Kasparov.

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