- 1184 BC Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
- 631 Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk for the release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeds in freeing 80,000
- 1776 Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence
- 1963 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"
- 1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term
- 2014 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul
Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz Island prison, the only ones to do so
On June 11, 1962