Events in History on June 11

  • 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
  • 758 Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Tang Chinese capital Chang'an, to offer tribute. Arabs and Turks fight over who has diplomatic prominence to present tribute. Settlement reached when both allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates.
  • 1231 Harderwijk (Netherlands) becomes a city
  • 1345 Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
  • 1429 Hundred Years' War: The start of the Battle of Jargeau.
  • 1488 Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland
  • 1517 Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay
  • 1572 Spanish co-land guardian Duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock
  • 1578 England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore & colonize North America

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1594 Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

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1644 Florentine scientist Evangelista Torricelli describes his invention of the mercury barometer in 1643 in a letter to Michelangelo Ricci

Painter Michelangelo
  • 1666 -14] Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht)
  • 1676 Battle at Öland: Danish & Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden
  • 1685 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II
  • 1690 English king William III departs to Ireland
  • 1699 England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain
  • 1726 Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier

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1742 Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

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1770 Captain James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia

Captain/Explorer James Cook
James Cook
  • 1774 Jews of Algiers escape attacking Spanish Army

AgreementUnited States Declaration of Independence

1776 Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence

  • 1788 1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC
  • 1788 Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
  • 1793 1st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick
  • 1816 Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
  • 1825 The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
  • 1837 The Broad Street Riot occurres in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans.
  • 1838 Iowa Territory is organized
  • 1859 Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada
  • 1864 -12] Battle of Trevillian Station, VA (Central Railroad)
  • 1864 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm
  • 1864 Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: Gen Hobsons unit caught
  • 1864 Battle of Laurel Hill, WV
  • 1864 Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg
  • 1866 The Agra High Court (ow the Allahabad High Court) is established in India.
  • 1870 1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam

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1876 Republicans pick Rutherford B. Hayes as US presidental candidate

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1878 DC is given a new government by Congress, 3 commissioners appointed by president (change in 1974)
  • 1891 Puerto Rican flag adopted
  • 1895 Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile
  • 1896 US Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized
  • 1898 1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo Cuba during Spanish-American War
  • 1898 Emperor De Zong proclaims reforms in Peking
  • 1900 -12] Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha
  • 1901 Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand
  • 1904 German Lt-Gen Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
  • 1905 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)
  • 1907 Northants all out for 12 v Gloucestershire
  • 1911 Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey
  • 1911 The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution
  • 1913 Grand Vizir Mahmud Shevket Pasha is assassinated, resulting in continuing Young Turk terrorism until WWI
  • 1917 King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicated under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.

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1920 Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1921 Brazil adopts women suffrage
  • 1924 Bene Brak Palestine founded
  • 1924 Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC

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1927 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

  • 1934 Disarmament conference in Geneva fails
  • 1935 Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey.
  • 1936 Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
  • 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
  • 1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released
  • 1938 5.0 Earthquake in Belgium kills 2, strongest in 45 years
  • 1938 England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge

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1939 King & Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1940 Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta

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1940 British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1940 World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.
  • 1940 World War II: First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta.
  • 1941 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
  • 1941 Vichy-French planes bomb Tel Aviv, killing 20 Jews
  • 1942 German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa
  • 1942 US & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II
  • 1943 British invades Pantelleria (a tiny island south of Sicily)
  • 1943 Heinrich Himmler orders liquidation of Nazi ghettos in occupied Poland
  • 1944 15 US aircraft carriers attack Japanese bases on Marianas
  • 1944 1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC
  • 1944 KP gang surprise attack on Dome Arnhem jail
  • 1947 WW II sugar rationing finally endd in US (began May 28, 1942)
  • 1949 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:28.2)
  • 1951 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
  • 1951 NY Times reports the NYC subway will auction off things found
  • 1955 1st magnesium jet airplane flies
  • 1957 12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo
  • 1958 UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
  • 1959 Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by US Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)
  • 1960 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
  • 1961 Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium

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1962 US President John F. Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz Island prison, the only ones to do so
  • 1963 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • 1963 Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
  • 1963 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"
  • 1964 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
  • 1964 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
  • 1966 "(I'm A) Road Runner" by Jr Walker & The All-Stars peaks at #20
  • 1966 "I Am A Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at #3
  • 1966 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
  • 1967 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
  • 1967 Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1970 US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
  • 1971 US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
  • 1971 US ends ban on China trade
  • 1972 31°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
  • 1972 KPAT-AM in Berkeley CA returns from KRE
  • 1972 Gun battle between Loyalist and Republican paramilitaries break out in the Oldpark area of Belfast
  • 1973 Libya nationalizes Bunker Hunt concession; Nigeria acquires 35 percent participation in Shell-BP concession
  • 1974 Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash
  • 1974 Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief
  • 1975 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
  • 1975 Greece adopts constitution
  • 1976 Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa
  • 1976 Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
  • 1977 "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12
  • 1977 "I Need A Man" by Grace Jones peaks at #83
  • 1977 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & Sunshine Band peaks at #1
  • 1977 "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold peaks at #7
  • 1977 "The Pretender" by Jackson Browne peaks at #58
  • 1977 "Watch Closely Now" by Kris Kristofferson peaks at #52
  • 1977 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
  • 1977 ELO releases "Telephone Line"
  • 1977 Main Street Electrical Parade premieres in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
  • 1978 Christa Tybus of London sets record of 24½ hrs of hula-hoop
  • 1978 Joseph Freeman Jr is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • 1979 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
  • 1980 K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (SF)
  • 1981 Cannibal Issei Sagawa kills Dutch student
  • 1981 Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude Golbaf earthquake at Iran, killing at least 2,000.
  • 1982 Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon

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1982 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1983 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
  • 1983 "Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
  • 1983 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12
  • 1983 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
  • 1983 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
  • 1983 Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score & intentionally gutters his ball
  • 1984 Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial of half of his ashes
  • 1984 US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally
  • 1985 Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
  • 1985 Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 HRs in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7)
  • 1985 WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
  • 1986 Amnesty International megaconcert

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1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a 3rd consecutive term

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1988 "Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall & John Oates peaks at #3
  • 1988 "Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61

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1988 "We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
  • 1988 Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London
  • 1990 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional
  • 1990 Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress
  • 1991 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
  • 1994 "Meet The Flintstones" by The BC 52's peaks to #33
  • 1994 Drunken police officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun, Sweden
  • 1994 Moshood Abiola becomes President of Nigeria
  • 1994 Cbox is 39'115 long, 20'85 wide, & 8' high in Jacksonville, Fl Largest popcorn container is 6,619.76 cubic feet full of popped corn
  • 1995 Rondell White has six hits & hits for the cycle in 13-innings
  • 1996 Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president
  • 1996 Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East
  • 1998 Compaq Computer pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
  • 2001 Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2001 Saudi Arabia seizes ownership, effective June 7, of the 1.6-million-barrels-per-day IPSA pipeline that had carried Iraqi crude oil to the Saudi Red Sea port of Mu'jiz prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
  • 2002 Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
  • 2004 Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of Phoebe.
  • 2006 60th Tony Awards: Jersey Boys & The History Boys win

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2008 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 2009 A Texas mother was hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen inside her Texas home. Witnesses say the lightning came through a light fixture and struck her chest and exited her foot. Her 9-year-old son franticly called 9-1-1 to save her life. She had to spend three days in the hospital.
  • 2009 Bulgarian authorities declare the country is officially in recession after dropping 1.6% in the last quarter of 2008
  • 2012 Five people are killed after an ambulance hits a roadside bomb in Afghanistan
  • 2012 23 people are killed after two villages are attacked in northern Nigeria
  • 2012 The Nobel Prize is reduced by 20% to prevent any future undermining of capital
  • 2012 Two earthquakes in Afghanistan trigger landslides that kill more than 80 people
  • 2014 Islamic State of Iraq forces seized control of government offices, and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosel