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 163rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 29, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,530,560 minutes 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 ‘hectahexacontatrigon’ 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 246 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 2,729 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.
Emperor Taizong of Tang, the Emperor of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to seek the release of enslaved Chinese prisoners captured during the transition from Sui to Tang from the northern frontier; this embassy succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women who were then returned to China.
Hundred Years’ War: start of the Battle of Jargeau.
The Hundred Days’ Reform is started by Guangxu Emperor with a plan to change social, political and educational institutions in China, but is suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days. The failed reform though led to the abolition of Imperial Examination in 1905.
The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
USS Missouri the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126.
Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Who were born on June 11?
Carl von Linde, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1934)
Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist and feminist (d. 1929)
Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1927)
Carlisle Floyd, American composer
Roscoe Orman, American actor
Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
Henry Cisneros, American politician
Steven A. Cohen, American hedge fund manager
Olaf Kapagiannidis, German footballer
Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer
Who died on June 11?
Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)
Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)
Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)
Chesley Bonestell, American engineer, architect and artist (b. 1888)
Cromwell Everson, South African composer (b. 1925)
Brigitte Helm, German actress (b. 1908)
Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
Võ Văn Kiệt, former prime minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)
Sumire, Japanese fashion model (b. 1987)
Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)
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