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, 26,003,520 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 ‘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
The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
American Civil Rights Movement: Alabama Governor George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.
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.
Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Who were born on June 11?
Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player (d. 1944)
Vince Lombardi, American football coach (d. 1970)
Joseph B. Wirthlin, American religious leader (d. 2008)
Charles B. Rangel, American politician
Tom Pryce, British racing driver (d. 1977)
Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier
Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler
Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress and model
Keith Aulie, Canadian hockey player
Who died on June 11?
André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (b. 1786)
Karl Briullov, Russian painter (b. 1799)
Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (b. 1773)
Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
Rodel Naval, Filipino Singer (b.1953)
Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)
Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s great granddaughter (b. 1997)
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