A closer look at key historic events that took place on May 11:

In 1997, Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess tournament

Deep Blue, a computer developed by IBM, defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning world chess champion, in a highly publicized chess match. The match consisted of six games, and Deep Blue won the deciding game on May 11, securing a historic victory against Kasparov.

Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov studies the board against the chess supercomputer Deep Junior, during the third game of the Man vs. Machine chess championship, in New York January 30, 2003. Kasparov defeated the computer in their first contest of a six game showdown, and drew on the second game. The contest is scheduled to run through February 7. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen

In 1996, ValuJet flight 592 crashes into the Florida Everglades

ValuJet Flight 592 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Miami International Airport to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It crashed about 10 minutes after take off after the aircraft experienced an in-flight fire caused by improperly stored oxygen canisters in the cargo hold. All 110 on board died.

On the third anniversary of the accident, in 1999, a memorial was dedicated to the victims in the Everglades. The memorial, consisting of 110 concrete pillars, is located just north of Tamiami Trail in Miami-Dade County. It points to the location of the crash site 12 miles to the north-northeast. Students from the American Institute of Architecture designed the memorial, and local contractors, masons, and labor unions built it for free. Kelly Michals. Flickr

In 1960, Israeli intelligence captures Adolf Eichmann

Eichmann was a high-ranking Nazi official and one of the chief architects of the Holocaust. 14 years after escaping from a prison camp the Mossad captured him in Argentina on May 11, where he had assumed a false identity. He was brought to trial, found guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and other charges, and was executed in Israel in 1962.

Adolf Eichmann on trial. The Huntington. Flickr

In 1910, Glacier National Park is established

The Park was established in the Rocky Mountains in the state of Montana, US. It is known for its stunning landscapes, including rugged mountains, pristine forests, alpine meadows, and numerous glaciers. The park covers over 1 million acres and is home to diverse wildlife, including grizzly bears, mountain goats, and elk.

Bearhat Mountain (right), Reynolds Mountain (left) and Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park
Wikipedia / Tobias Klenze / CC-BY-SA 4.0

In 330, “New Rome” is established by Constantine
Constantine I established the city of Constantinople, which he referred to as “New Rome”. This city was founded on the site of the ancient Greek city of Byzantium and became the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. It remained its capital until its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, when it was renamed Istanbul and became the capital of the Ottoman Empire.

The colossal bronze head from a statue of Constantine I, 4th century CE. The head is 1.77 m high. (Capitoline Museums, Rome). Mark Cartwright

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