Historical happenings

5/11/1850 Work starts on 1st brick building in San Francisco

5/11/1907 ~ A derailment outside Lompoc, California, kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot.

5/11/1928General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, NY)

5/11/19291st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)

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