(Monday, May 11, 1953, 4:36 p.m. CDT) — A tornado devastated Waco, Texas, today, claiming 114 lives. Over half the dead, 61, were in a single city block bounded by 4th and 5th streets and Austin and Franklin avenues. 597 additional people were injured and the tornado caused up to $41.2 million in property damage.
Video: 'Daniel Ellsberg Exposes the US Government (Pentagon Papers Documentry)' (parts 1-8)
(Friday, May 11, 1973; during the Watergate scandal) — The espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the “Pentagon Papers” case came to an end today as Judge William M. Byrne dismissed all charges, citing government misconduct.