This day in history: May 11 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history: May 11

All of the events below happened on the same date in history, May 11.

1811: Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker are born in Samutsongkram, Siam.

1812: British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons.

1858: Minnesota is admitted as 32nd U.S. state.

1888: Composer and pianist Irving Berlin is born in Tyumen, Russia.

1973: Daniel Ellsberg has charges for his involvement in releasing Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.

1979: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Lester Flatt dies in Nashville, Tennessee at age 64.

1981: Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist Bob Marley, 36, dies in Miami, Florida.

1996: ValuJet Flight 592 crashes into the Florida Everglades shortly after takeoff from Miami. All 110 on board die.

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