On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1864

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, German composer (Don Quixote), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1949)