On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1864

Historical Events

  • 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf, in San Francisco, washed away in storm
  • Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: General Hobsons unit caught
  • Battle of Laurel Hill, West Virginia
  • CSS Alabama, a Confederate screw sloop-of-war, arrives in port at Cherbourg, France
  • The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War, begins in Louisa County, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Quixote), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1949)

1864 Highlights

About June 11, 1864

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini