11 May It Happened Today

1812  British prime minister Spencer Percival is assassinated.

1858 Minnesota becomes the 32nd state of the union.

1904  Birth of Spanish painter Salvador Dali.

1912  Birth of American actor Phil Silvers, noted for his role as Sgt Bilko.

1927  Death of Spanish painter Juan Gris.

1981  Death of Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley.

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