May 11 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2010: A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for Center Point High School.
- 2007: The second annual Birmingham Zoo Run was canceled due to lightning.
- 2002: Birmingham Steeldogs 48 - Pensacola Barracudas 40 at the BJCC Arena.
- 1997: Lexington 3 - Alabama Saints 2 at UAB's West Campus Field.
- 1985: Birmingham Stallions 14, Portland Breakers 0 at Legion Field.
- 1963: A pair of bombs damaged the A. G. Gaston Motel and A. D. King's residence immediately after a truce was announced in the Birmingham Campaign.
- 1949: Former furniture dealer and Alderman B. H. Cooper died in Birmingham.
- 1943: 12 miners were killed in the 1943 Praco No. 10 Mine explosion.
- 1921: Combat pilot Joe Shannon was born in Walker County.
- 1921: Aviator John Rountree, Jr married Cherokee Jemison Van de Graaff.
- 1894: Former Jefferson County Sheriff William C. Eubank died.
- 1891: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Association was created at a meeting at the O'Brien Opera House.