What happened this day in history June 11

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 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 29, 2019 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,560,211,200 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 228 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 2,363 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 11 Historical Events

  • 1775
    The American Revolutionary War’s first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel.
  • 1776
    The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
  • 1903
    Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
  • 1920
    During the U.S. Republican National Convention in Chicago, U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to first coin the political phrase “smoke-filled room”.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
  • 1944
    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.
  • 1962
    Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 1963
    Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
  • 1964
    World War II veteran Walter Seifert runs amok in an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, killing at least eight children and two teachers and seriously injuring several more with a home-made flamethrower and a lance.
  • 1981
    A Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1880
    Jeannette Rankin, American politician, feminist and pacifist (d. 1973)
  • 1933
    Gene Wilder, American actor
  • 1934
    Henrik, French-born Prince Consort of Denmark
  • 1936
    Jud Strunk, American singer, songwriter and comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1940
    Joey Dee, American musician (Joey Dee and the Starliters)
  • 1955
    Duncan Steel, British astronomer and author
  • 1959
    Magnum T.A., American professional wrestler
  • 1969
    Olaf Kapagiannidis, German footballer
  • 1978
    Ujjwala Raut, Indian supermodel
  • 1985
    Chris Trousdale, American pop singer and dancer

Who died on June 11?

  • 1796
    Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (Whitbread Group PLC) and politician (b. 1720)
  • 1847
    John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (b. 1786)
  • 1920
    William F. Halsey, Sr., United States Naval Officer (b. 1853)
  • 1963
    Thích Quảng Đức, Vietnamese Buddhist monk (b. 1897)
  • 1970
    Earl Grant, American pianist, organist and singer (b. 1931)
  • 1970
    William ‘Billy Batts’Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
  • 1974
    Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • 1979
    John Wayne, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1985
    Karen Ann Quinlan, American right-to-die cause célèbre (b. 1954)
  • 1986
    Chesley Bonestell, American engineer, architect and artist (b. 1888)

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