Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for May 11, 2021:

19th calendar week, 131st day of the year

234 days until the end of the year


Star sign Taurus

Name day: Gangolf, Joachim, Mamertus



2020 - Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig report on finds in a cave in Bulgaria.

According to this, Europe was colonized by modern man Homo sapiens 45,000 years ago, much earlier than previously assumed.

2019 - Three dead are found in a pension in Passau.

Investigators assume that a 30-year-old killed her two companions with their consent with a crossbow and then took her own life.

Two days later, the police discovered the bodies of two other women in the 30-year-old's apartment in Wittingen, Lower Saxony.

2016 - The Stuttgart state parliament elects the Gruene Muhterem Aras as its new president.

The politician of Turkish origin is the first Muslim woman to head a state parliament.


2011 - A new European convention aims to better protect women from violence and domestic assault.

At a meeting of foreign ministers of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe in Istanbul, 13 states sign the agreement;

including Germany and Austria as well as Turkey.

2006 - The second largest German airline, Air Berlin, has a weak start on the stock market.

The share fell well below the issue price of EUR 12 in Xetra trading in Frankfurt and was quoted at EUR 11.25 at the close of trading.

1996 - When a DC-9 of the American low-cost airline ValuJet crashes north of Miami in the Everglades swamps (Florida), all 110 passengers are killed.

1991 - TV Lützellinden became the first West German women's handball team to win the European championship.

1981 - The Hessian Minister of Economic Affairs Heinz Herbert Karry (FDP) is murdered in Frankfurt am Main.

The terrorist "revolutionary cells" profess their support for the attack.

1931 - Fritz Lang's first sound film “M - A City Seeks a Murderer” premieres in Berlin's Ufa-Palast am Zoo.



1988 - Severin Freund (33), German ski jumper, multiple world champion

1965 - Guido Maria Kretschmer (56), German fashion designer

1941 - Eric Burdon (80), British blues singer, best known for his bands The Animals ("House Of The Rising Sun") and War ("Spill The Wine")

1921 - Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician, member of the FDP 1948-2002, FDP candidate for the Federal President in 1994, Minister of State in the Foreign Office 1976-1982, died 2016

1901 - Rose Ausländer, German- and English-speaking poet ("The Rainbow"), d. 1988


2001 - Douglas Adams, British writer ("The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"), born 1952

1981 - Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae musician ("No Woman No Cry"), born in 1945

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