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 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.
  • 631
    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.
  • 1429
    Hundred Years’ War: start of the Battle of Jargeau.
  • 1898
    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.
  • 1936
    The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
  • 1942
    World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126.
  • 2001
    Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1842
    Carl von Linde, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1934)
  • 1847
    Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist and feminist (d. 1929)
  • 1888
    Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1927)
  • 1926
    Carlisle Floyd, American composer
  • 1944
    Roscoe Orman, American actor
  • 1945
    Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
  • 1947
    Henry Cisneros, American politician
  • 1956
    Steven A. Cohen, American hedge fund manager
  • 1969
    Olaf Kapagiannidis, German footballer
  • 1984
    Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer

Who died on June 11?

  • 1712
    Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)
  • 1882
    Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)
  • 1934
    Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)
  • 1986
    Chesley Bonestell, American engineer, architect and artist (b. 1888)
  • 1991
    Cromwell Everson, South African composer (b. 1925)
  • 1996
    Brigitte Helm, German actress (b. 1908)
  • 2007
    Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • 2008
    Võ Văn Kiệt, former prime minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)
  • 2009
    Sumire, Japanese fashion model (b. 1987)
  • 2011
    Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)

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