Porterville Recorder

DAY IN HISTORY

- By Andrews Mcmeel Almanac

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2022

Today is the 131st day of 2022 and the 53rd day of spring.

TODAY’S HISTORY:

In 1858, Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.

In 1894, the Pullman Strike began, involving more than 3,000 Chicago railroad car plant workers.

In 1987, the first heartlung transplant was performed in Baltimore.

In 1997, the IBM chessplayi­ng computer Deep

Blue defeated world champion Garry Kasparov with two wins, one loss and three draws in a sixgame match.

In 1998, the first euro coins were minted in France.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS:

Irving Berlin (1888-1989), composer; Margaret Rutherford (1892-1972), actress; Martha Graham (1894-1991), dancer/ choreograp­her; Salvador Dali (1904-1989), painter; Mike Lupica (1952- ), sportswrit­er; John Clayton (1954-2022), sportswrit­er; Natasha Richardson (1963-2009), actress; Tim

Blake Nelson (1964- ), actor; Cory Monteith (19822013), actor; Cam Newton (1989- ), football player.

TODAY’S FACT: The 2-euro coin is the highestval­ued euro coin, and it is the only one with writing on its edge. Each country has its own design for the edge writing on its 2-euro coin.

TODAY’S SPORTS:

In 1996, a blizzard on Mount Everest led to the deaths of eight people during summit attempts. The event was depicted in the 2015 film “Everest.”

TODAY’S QUOTE:

“Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationaliz­e them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.” -- Salvador Dali

TODAY’S NUMBER:

150,000 -- members of the American Railway Union who became involved in the Pullman Strike of 1894 as it spread across the United States.

TODAY’S MOON: Between first quarter moon (May 8) and full moon (May 15).

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