What Happened on June 11

Historical Events

  • 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 3rd consecutive term
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Did You Know?

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

Famous Weddings

  • 1509 King Henry VIII marries wife #1 Catherine of Aragon
  • 1949 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (23) weds artist Jane Coupe
  • 1949 Actress Hattie McDaniel (54) weds interior decorator Larry Williams in Yuma, Arizona
  • 2002 Musician Paul McCartney (59) weds former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (34) at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland
  • 2005 "Clueless" actress Alicia Silverstone (28) weds musician Christopher Jarecki in Lake Tahoe, California

Famous Divorces

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