Today in History (May 11)

Today is Wednesday, May 11, the 131st day of 2022. This is today in history.

Local news

  • In 2017, The Kansas Crossing Casino reported it earned $3.1 million the first full month it was open.
  • In 2018, State senators chose to have a public vote on whether or not Missouri should be a Right-to-Work State.
  • In 2020, Downstream Casino opened its doors after closing for two months due to COVID-19.

World news

  • In 1946, the first CARE packages, sent by a consortium of American charities to provide relief to the hungry of postwar Europe, arrived at Le Havre, France.
  • In 1953, a tornado devastated Waco, Texas, claiming 114 lives.
  • In 1960, Israeli agents captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


  • In 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded during a banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
  • In 1981, legendary reggae artist Bob Marley died in a Miami hospital at age 36.
  • In 2020, Twitter announced that it would add a warning label to tweets containing disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus.


  • In 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union.
  • In 1973, the espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the “Pentagon Papers” case came to an end as Judge William M. Byrne dismissed all charges, citing government misconduct.
  • In 1998, A French mint produced the first coins of Europe’s single currency, the euro.


Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is 89. Jazz keyboardist Carla Bley is 86. Rock singer Eric Burdon (The Animals; War) is 81. Actor Pam Ferris is 74. Former White House chief of staff John F. Kelly is 72. Actor Shohreh Aghdashloo (SHOH’-reh ahg-DAHSH’-loo) is 70. Actor Frances Fisher is 70. Sports columnist Mike Lupica is 70. Actor Boyd Gaines is 69. Actor Martha Quinn is 63. Actor Tim Blake Nelson is 58. Actor Jeffrey Donovan is 54. Actor Nicky Katt is 52. Actor Coby Bell is 47. Cellist Perttu Kivilaakso (PER’-tuh KEE’-wee-lahk-soh) is 44. Actor Austin O’Brien is 41. Actor-singer Jonathan Jackson is 40. Rapper Ace Hood is 34. Latin singer Prince Royce is 33. Actor Annabelle Attanasio (TV: “Bull”) is 29. Musician Howard Lawrence (Disclosure) is 28.

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