On This Day in History for June 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 177 of 177

  • 1966 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
  • 1967 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
  • 1967 Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1970 US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
  • 1971 US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
  • 1971 US ends ban on China trade
  • 1972 31°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
  • 1972 KPAT-AM in Berkeley CA returns from KRE
  • 1972 Gun battle between Loyalist and Republican paramilitaries break out in the Oldpark area of Belfast
  • 1973 Libya nationalizes Bunker Hunt concession; Nigeria acquires 35 percent participation in Shell-BP concession
  • 1974 Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash
  • 1974 Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief
  • 1975 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
  • 1975 Greece adopts constitution
  • 1976 Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa
  • 1976 Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
  • 1977 "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12
  • 1977 "I Need A Man" by Grace Jones peaks at #83
  • 1977 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & Sunshine Band peaks at #1
  • 1977 "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold peaks at #7
  • 1977 "The Pretender" by Jackson Browne peaks at #58
  • 1977 "Watch Closely Now" by Kris Kristofferson peaks at #52
  • 1977 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
  • 1977 ELO releases "Telephone Line"
  • 1977 Main Street Electrical Parade premieres in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
  • 1978 Christa Tybus of London sets record of 24½ hrs of hula-hoop
  • 1978 Joseph Freeman Jr is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • 1979 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
  • 1980 K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (San Francisco)
  • 1981 Cannibal Issei Sagawa kills Dutch student
  • 1981 Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude Golbaf earthquake at Iran, killing at least 2,000.
  • 1982 Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon

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1982 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1983 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
  • 1983 "Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
  • 1983 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12
  • 1983 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
  • 1983 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
  • 1983 Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score & intentionally gutters his ball
  • 1984 Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial of half of his ashes
  • 1984 US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally
  • 1984 Michael Larson shown winning record $110,237 on American TV game show "Press Your Luck" by memorizing patterns
  • 1985 Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
  • 1985 Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 HRs in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7)
  • 1985 WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
  • 1986 Amnesty International megaconcert

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1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 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
  • 1988 Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London

  • 1990 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional
  • 1990 Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress
  • 1991 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
  • 1994 "Meet The Flintstones" by The BC 52's peaks to #33
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004 Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of Phoebe.
  • 2006 60th Tony Awards: Jersey Boys & The History Boys win

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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
  • 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 US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State
  • 2014 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul
  • 2017 Japan passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate
  • 2017 Jailbreak by militants in Beni, DR Congo kills 11 and frees 900 prisoners

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