May 11

May 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on May 11, include:

  • Eat What you Want Day 
  • National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - May 11, 2017
  • Root Canal Appreciation Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include May 11, are:

  • Arson Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First full week in May)
  • Be Kind to Animals Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Drinking Water Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May) 
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • Goodwill Industries Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Building Safety Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Clitoris Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Kids Win Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • National Children's Mental Health Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • National Correctional Officer's Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Etiquette Week - May 8-12, 2017 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week in May)
  • National Family Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Herb Week - May 7-13, 2017 (Week Prior to Mother's Day)
  • National Hospital Week - May 7-13, 2017 (Second week in May)
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • National Nurses Week - May 6-12
  • National Pet Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Postcard Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Raisin Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 8-14, 2017 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Tourism Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Women's Health Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Puppy Mill Action Week - May 8-14, 2017 (Begins the Monday before Mother's Day)
  • Root Canal Appreciation Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • Salvation Army Week - May 8-13, 2017 (Second Week in May)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8-12, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Universal Family Week - May 10-16
  • Update Your References Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
  • World Dystonia Awareness Week - May 3-11

2017 Monthly Holidays that include May 11, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 11 is Taurus.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:

  • The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
  • Hawthorn


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1852 - Charles W. Fairbanks, American politician who was the 26th U.S. Vice President from 1905 to 1909 (d. 1918)
  • 1888 - Irving Berlin - American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
  • 1946 - Robert Jarvik, American cardiologist who developed the artificial heart


Famous Deaths

  • 1889 - John Cadbury, English businessman who founded the Cadbury Company (b. 1801)
  • 1960 - John D. Rockefeller Jr., American businessman (b. 1874)
  • 1981 - Bob Marley, Jamaican singer and songwriter (Bob Marley and the Wailers) (b. 1945)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1963 - John Turner, the Prime Minister of Canada marries Geills McCrae Kilgour
  • 2001 - Actress Suzanne Pleshette marries actor Tom Poston


Quote of the Day

Universal Family Week is May 10-16! Reach out and keep in touch with your family this week where ever they are. If they live close enough, plan a time to get together and hang out!


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Info. to come!


This Day in History

  • 1502 - Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz for his fourth and final trip to America
  • 1846 - President James K. Polk asked Congress for a Declaration of War against Mexico which started the Mexican-American War
  • 1858 - Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State
  • 1867 - Luxembourg gains its independence
  • 1910 - Glacier National Park in Montana is established by an act of the U.S. Congress
  • 1927 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded
  • 1949 - Israel joins the United Nations
  • 1953 - An F5 tornado touches down in Waco, Texas, killing 114
  • 1970 - An F5 tornado hits Lubbock, Texas, killing 26 and causing $250 million in damages
  • 1996 - Eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest

This Day in Music

  • 1970 - The Long and Winding Road is released by The Beatles
  • 1985 - Crazy For You by Madonna hits #1 in the US. It was written for the movie Vision Quest.
  • 1988 - Songwriter Irving Bernlin celebrates his 100th birthday
  • 2007 - Hollywood Rock Walk inducts The Mamas & The Papas, Otis Redding and Al Kooper
  • 2008 - Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah) starts his first tour in 15 years in Fredericton, New Brunswick


This Day in Sports

  • 1959 - Yogi Berra of the Yankee's ends his errorless streak of 148 games
  • 1963 - LA Dodger Sandy Koufax beats NY Giants, 8-0 with his 2nd no-hitter
  • 1988 - Mario Andretti records the fastest Indianapolis 500 lap at 221.565 mph

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Atheophobia (noun)

1. Fear or hatred of atheism or atheists.

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