Today is Saturday, May 11.
Today's Highlight in History:
1973: "Pentagon Papers"
In 1973, the espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the "Pentagon Papers" case came to an end as Judge William M. Byrne dismissed all charges, citing government misconduct.
1502: Christopher Columbus
In 1502, Christopher Columbus left Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere.
1935: New Deal
In 1935, the Rural Electrification Administration was created as one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs.
In 1943, during World War II, U.S. forces landed on the Aleutian island of Attu, which was held by the Japanese; the Americans took the island 19 days later.
1960: Adolf Eichmann
In 1960, Israeli agents captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1996: ValuJet Crash
On May 11, 1996, an Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 caught fire shortly after takeoff from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board.
In 1998, a French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single currency, the euro.
1998: India Nuclear Tests
In 1998, India set off three underground atomic blasts, its first nuclear tests in 24 years.
2006: National Security Agency
In 2006, Lawmakers demanded answers after a USA Today report that the National Security Agency was secretly collecting records of millions of ordinary Americans' phone calls; President George W. Bush sought to assure Americans their civil liberties were being "fiercely protected."
2009: Barack Obama
Ten years ago: President Barack Obama met at the White House with representatives of the health care industry who promised to cut $2 trillion in costs over 10 years.
2009: Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Ten years ago: President Barack Obama fired the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, replacing Gen. David McKiernan with Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
2009: Pope Benedict XVI
Ten years ago: Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Israel on a visit to the Holy Land.
2009: Roxana Saberi
Ten years ago: American journalist Roxana Saberi, imprisoned on espionage charges in Iran for four months, was freed.
2009: Space Shuttle Atlantis
Ten years ago: The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
2010: David Cameron
In 2010, Conservative leader David Cameron, at age 43, became Britain's youngest prime minister in almost 200 years after Gordon Brown stepped down and ended 13 years of Labour government.
2014: Jeb Stuart Magruder
Five years ago: Jeb Stuart Magruder, 79, a Watergate conspirator-turned minister, died in Danbury, Connecticut.
Five years ago: Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine said voters overwhelmingly favored sovereignty in balloting that the Ukraine central government and the West denounced as an illegal sham.
2018: Donald Trump
One year ago: President Donald Trump unveiled his long-promised plan to bring down drug prices; the plan mostly spared the pharmaceutical industry and didn't include his campaign pledge to use the Medicare program's buying power to directly negotiate lower prices for seniors.
2018: R. Kelly
One year ago: R&B singer R. Kelly went ahead with a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina, despite calls for a boycott stemming from longstanding allegations of sexual misconduct.