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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 29, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 459,696 hours 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 225 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 3,459 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 11 Historical Events

  • 1770
    Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 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.
  • 1805
    A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.
  • 1837
    The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
  • 1892
    The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1903
    Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
  • 1919
    Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
  • 1937
    Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
  • 1978
    Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
  • 2004
    Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1876
    Alfred L. Kroeber, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • 1895
    Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician (d. 1975)
  • 1910
    Carmine Coppola, American composer, director and songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1920
    Shelly Manne, American jazz drummer (d. 1984)
  • 1945
    Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
  • 1963
    Bruce Kimball, American diver
  • 1968
    Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein
  • 1969
    Bryan Fogarty, Canadian professional ice hockey player (d. 2002)
  • 1977
    Ryan Dunn, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1979
    Amy Taylor, Australian television presenter and model

Who died on June 11?

  • 1216
    Henry of Flanders, Emperor of the Latin Empire
  • 1695
    André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
  • 1903
    Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia (b. 1876)
  • 1970
    Frank Laubach, Christian missionary (b. 1884)
  • 1986
    Chesley Bonestell, American engineer, architect and artist (b. 1888)
  • 1998
    Catherine Cookson, British novelist (b. 1906)
  • 2003
    David Brinkley, American television reporter (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
  • 2007
    Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • 2008
    Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)

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