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, 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

  • 1345
    The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
  • 1936
    The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
  • 1937
    Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
  • 1942
    World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
  • 1955
    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.
  • 1962
    Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 1963
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
  • 2001
    Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1879
    Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player (d. 1944)
  • 1913
    Vince Lombardi, American football coach (d. 1970)
  • 1917
    Joseph B. Wirthlin, American religious leader (d. 2008)
  • 1930
    Charles B. Rangel, American politician
  • 1949
    Tom Pryce, British racing driver (d. 1977)
  • 1977
    Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
  • 1982
    Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • 1982
    Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler
  • 1988
    Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress and model
  • 1989
    Keith Aulie, Canadian hockey player

Who died on June 11?

  • 1695
    André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
  • 1847
    John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (b. 1786)
  • 1852
    Karl Briullov, Russian painter (b. 1799)
  • 1859
    Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (b. 1773)
  • 1903
    Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
  • 1974
    Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • 1985
    Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
  • 1995
    Rodel Naval, Filipino Singer (b.1953)
  • 2008
    Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)
  • 2010
    Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s great granddaughter (b. 1997)

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