This Day in History 11/05 MAY 11TH image 330 – Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes capital of Roman Empire 1751 – 1st hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital) in the 13 Colonies in America 1792 – Columbia River discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray 1812 – British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London. Ironically, descendants of both were later elected to Parliament at the same time. 1924 – Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies. 1949 – By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of UN 1949 – Siam renames itself Thailand 1989 – Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds 1994 – Inter Milan wins 23rd UEFA Cup 2012 – Chinese scientists break world record by transferring photons over 97 kilometers using quantum teleportation 2013 – Barcelona wins its fourth La Liga title in four year FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 1888 – Irving Berlin, [Isadore Balin], Temum Siberia, composer (White Xmas) image 1904 – Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion) image 1963 – Natasha Richardson, London England, actress (Gothic, Handmaid’s Tale) image 1982 – Cory Monteith, Calgary, Alberta, Canadian actor and musician (Glee, Monte Carlo) image FAMOUS DEATHS 1778 – William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69 image 1935 – Edward H Thompson, US archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78 1981 – Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36 image 2001 – Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952) image Adejokeiyabadan’s blog