Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 11

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This is a list of selected May 11 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled May 11, 2020 featured article or the May 11, 2020 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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330 – The city of Byzantium was consecrated as Nova Roma, which became known as Constantinople, the new capital of the Roman Empire under Emperor Constantine the Great. refimprove
1647Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New Netherland, the Dutch colonial settlement in present-day New York City. refimprove section, trivial "in popular culture" examples
1867 – The major powers in Europe signed the Second Treaty of London to solve the Luxembourg Crisis between France and Prussia over the political status of Luxembourg. no 3rd party refs
1918Tapa Tchermoeff became the only Prime Minister of the short-lived Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus. Tchermoeff: no footnotes; Republic: refimprove
1946 – The United Malays National Organisation, today Malaysia's largest political party, was founded, originally to oppose the constitutional framework of the Malayan Union. multiple issues
1949Siam was officially renamed Thailand, a name unofficially in use since 1939. refimprove, original research, date not in article, section too long
1960Israeli Mossad agents captured Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi leader and fugitive war criminal who was sometimes referred to as "the architect of the Holocaust", hiding in Argentina. appears on December 15
1985 – During an association football match between Bradford City and Lincoln City in Bradford, England, a flash fire consumed one side of the Valley Parade stadium, killing 56 attendees. refimprove sections
1996 – A severe blizzard on Mount Everest caused the deaths of eight climbers, contributing to that year becoming the deadliest in the mountain's history at the time. lots of CN tags



May 11

Frontispiece of the Diamond Sutra
Frontispiece of the Diamond Sutra

Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (b. 1752) · Juliette Récamier (d. 1849) · Zenna Henderson (d. 1983)

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