On This Day

June 11, 2019 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Botswana overturns law criminalizing same-sex relationships from colonial-era in landmark African LGBTQ case

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Deaths in History

  • Martin Feldstein, American economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal), chief economic adviser to President Reagan, dies at 79