What are the important events that happened on June 11? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
June 11: Facts & Myths About This Day
June 11 is the 162nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 29, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,623,369,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectahexacontadigon’ day.
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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 235 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,094 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 11 Historical Events
1184 BC –
Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.
Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
Who were born on June 11?
Stjepan Radić, Croatian politician (d. 1928)
Jeannette Rankin, American politician, feminist and pacifist (d. 1973)
Christina Crawford, American actress and writer
Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein
Kang Ho Dong, Korean traditional wrestler and MC
David Starie, British boxer
Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
Ujjwala Raut, Indian supermodel
Joey Graham, American basketball player
Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress and model
Who died on June 11?
Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (b. 1773)
Théodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (b. 1837)
Thích Quảng Đức, Vietnamese Buddhist monk (b. 1897)
John Wayne, American actor (b. 1907)
Al Rinker, American singer (The Rhythm Boys) (b. 1907)
Ray Sharkey, American actor (b. 1952)
Rodel Naval, Filipino Singer (b.1953)
Brigitte Helm, German actress (b. 1908)
David Brinkley, American television reporter (b. 1920)
Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)
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