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


Person of interestRichard Strauss

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

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

1864 Highlights

About June 11, 1864

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini