On This Day

Historical Events on June 11 (Part 2)

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  • 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
Cher
  • 1988 120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6
  • 1988 25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7
  • 1988 Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London
  • 1988 Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8½")
  • 1988 Yanks' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)

Sport awardTennis Open

1989 French Open Men's Tennis: American Michael Chang wins lone career Grand Slam title; beats Stefan Edberg of Sweden 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; at 17 years, 110 days, becomes youngest male to win a Grand Slam singles title title

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • 1989 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Sawgrass: Orville Moody wins by 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Charles Coody
  • 1990 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional

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1990 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1990 Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress

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1990 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 1991 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0

Music releaseAlbum Release

1991 Natalie Cole releases "Unforgettable...with Love", covering her father's standards, (Grammy Album of the Year)

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole

  • 1992 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
  • 1992 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • 1992 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0

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1993 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

  • 1993 "Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1993 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1994 "Meet The Flintstones" by The BC 52's peaks to #33
  • 1994 126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8
  • 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
  • 1995 French Open Men's Tennis: Thomas Muster of Austria beats American Michael Chang 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 for his lone major singles title
  • 1995 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • 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.
  • 2000 French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins his second French title; beats Sweden's Magnus Norman 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6
  • 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

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2002 "American Idol" created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 2004 Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of Phoebe

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2004 Ronald Reagan's funeral is held at Washington National Cathedral.

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 2005 137th Belmont: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 2:28.75

Sport awardLPGA Championship

2006 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle RockGC: Se Ri Pak wins her 3rd title in the event and 5th major; beats Australian Karrie Webb on first play-off hole

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
  • 2006 60th Tony Awards: Jersey Boys & The History Boys win
  • 2006 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal of Spain wins his 2nd straight French title; beats Roger Federer 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6

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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 Texas mother hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen in her Texas home. Witnesses say lightning came through a light fixture, struck her chest and exited her foot. Survived after three days in hospital.
  • 2009 Bulgarian authorities declare the country is officially in recession after dropping 1.6% in the last quarter of 2008

USASwine Flu Pandemic

2009 The World Health Organization declares H1N1 swine flu to be a global pandemic, the first such incident in over forty years
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President Barack Obama receives his flu jab during the 2009 swine flu pandemic
President Barack Obama receives his flu jab during the 2009 swine flu pandemic
  • 2011 143rd Belmont: Jose Valdivia Jr aboard Ruler On Ice wins in 2:30.88
  • 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
  • 2012 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA : LA Kings defeat New Jersey Devils, 6-1 for 4-2 series win; first SC title in Kings' 45-year history
  • 2012 US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State
  • 2012 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5; 3rd straight French title for Nadal
  • 2014 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul
  • 2016 148th Belmont Stakes: Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard Creator wins in 2:28:51
  • 2017 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 6–2, 6–3, 6–1; becomes first man to win French title 10 times

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2017 Japan passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
Akihito
  • 2017 Jailbreak by militants in Beni, DR Congo kills 11 and frees 900 prisoners
  • 2017 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" best musical, "Oslo" best play
  • 2017 Stanley Cup Final, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators, 2-0 for 4-2 series win; Penguins back-to-back champions
  • 2017 Puerto Rico votes overwhelming in favor of statehood in a status referendum with 97% in favor despite a low turnout of 23%
  • 2018 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play
  • 2018 Net neutrality is officially repealed by The Federal Communications Commission in the US
  • 2018 More than 100 people arrested in Vietnam, after protests against special economic zones at the People's Committee Headquarters in Binh Thuan province and elsewhere
  • 2018 Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez accepts migrant rescue ship Aquarius with 629 people on board after Italy refuses it
  • 2018 In landmark ruling, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejects El Salvador woman's asylum request based on domestic abuse
  • 2019 Botswana overturns law criminalizing same-sex relationships from colonial-era in landmark African LGBTQ case

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2019 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces plan to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • 2019 WHO confirms first case of Ebola virus in Uganda, spread from outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 2019 Russian journalist Ivan Golunov released from prison and drug charges dropped after major public outcry with unprecedented joint campaign by Russian news sources

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2019 Comedian Jon Stewart delivers angry rebuke to Congress for the lack of funds for 9/11 victims
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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns

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2019 "The New York Times" reveals estimated 500,000 song titles, including masters of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, lost in 2008 warehouse fire on Universal backlot in Los Angeles

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Film release premierFilm Premier

2019 Toy Story 4 directed by Josh Cooley with the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen has its world premiere

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen