Today in History: May 11

Today in History: May 11

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1573

Henry of Anjou becomes the first elected king of Poland.

1689

French and English navies battle at Bantry Bay.

1690

In the first major engagement of King William's War, British troops from Massachusetts seize Port Royal in Acadia (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) from the French.

1745

French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army at Fontenoy.

1792

The Columbia River is discovered by Captain Robert Gray.

1812

British Prime Minster Spencer Perceval is shot by a bankrupt banker in the lobby of the House of Commons.

1858

Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.

1860

Giuseppe Garibaldi lands at Marsala, Sicily.

1862

Confederates scuttle the CSS Virginia off Norfolk, Virginia.

1864

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern.

1943

1960

Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires.

1967

The Siege of Khe Sanh ends with the base is still in American hands.