May 11

1858

Minnesota became the 32nd state in the United States.

1894

The Pullman Strike began.

1949

Siam changed its name to Thailand.

1960

Israeli agents captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.

1973

Charges against Daniel Ellsberg for his role in the Pentagon Papers case were dismissed.

1981

Reggae performer Bob Marley died of cancer in Miami at the age of 36.

1997

IBM's supercomputer, Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning world champion, in a six game chess match (2 for blue, 1 for Kasparov, and 3 ties).

1998

India set off atomic blasts.

2003

91% of Lithuanian voters opted to join the European Union—the first former Soviet nation to do so.

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