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May 11: This Day That Year

May 11

- 1812 - British PM Spencer Perceval assassinated (only British PM assassinated till date) by John Bellingham.

- 1924 - Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, merges their companies to form Mercedes-Benz.

- 1928 - General Electric opens 1st TV-station in Schenectady, NY.

- 1929 - 1st regularly scheduled (3 nights/week) TV broadcasts.

- 1960 - 1st contraceptive pill goes for sale.

- 1965 - Bangladesh: A Windstorm kills 17,000.

- 1967 - USA gets 100,000,000th phone connected.

- 1981 - Bob Marley (singer) dies at the age of 36 due to brain & lung cancer.

- 2001 - Douglas Adams, (author of Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), dies at the age of 49 due to cardiac arrhythmia.

- 2010 - UK: David Cameron becomes PM after forming a coalition government (between the Liberal Democrats and his own Conservative Party).

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