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 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.
  • 1788
    Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
  • 1903
    Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
  • 1907
    George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.
  • 1935
    Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
  • 1936
    The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
  • 1962
    Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 1978
    Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
  • 2002
    Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1871
    Stjepan Radić, Croatian politician (d. 1928)
  • 1880
    Jeannette Rankin, American politician, feminist and pacifist (d. 1973)
  • 1939
    Christina Crawford, American actress and writer
  • 1968
    Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein
  • 1970
    Kang Ho Dong, Korean traditional wrestler and MC
  • 1974
    David Starie, British boxer
  • 1977
    Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
  • 1978
    Ujjwala Raut, Indian supermodel
  • 1982
    Joey Graham, American basketball player
  • 1988
    Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress and model

Who died on June 11?

  • 1859
    Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (b. 1773)
  • 1924
    Théodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (b. 1837)
  • 1963
    Thích Quảng Đức, Vietnamese Buddhist monk (b. 1897)
  • 1979
    John Wayne, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1982
    Al Rinker, American singer (The Rhythm Boys) (b. 1907)
  • 1993
    Ray Sharkey, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 1995
    Rodel Naval, Filipino Singer (b.1953)
  • 1996
    Brigitte Helm, German actress (b. 1908)
  • 2003
    David Brinkley, American television reporter (b. 1920)
  • 2008
    Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)

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