Add Your Piece of History… 11th May

11 May
  • On this day in 1811.  The original Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng Bunker are born.  Chang and Eng were twin brothers whose condition and birthplace became the basis for the term Siamese twins.  They were born on the 11th of May 1811 in Siam, now known as Thailand.  The Bunkers were joined at the sternum by a small piece of cartilage.  Their livers were fused but independently complete
  • On this day in 1812.  British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was shot in the lobby of the House of Commons.  Perceval left behind a wife and 12 children.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or just general history).

The assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Pe...

The assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in 1812 in the lobby of the House of Commons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Portrait of Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister o...

Portrait of Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of Great Britain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chang,Eng,andSons(c.1865-1870)

Chang and Eng Bunker ,and Sons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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