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
Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
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.
A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.
The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
Who were born on June 11?
Alfred L. Kroeber, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician (d. 1975)
Carmine Coppola, American composer, director and songwriter (d. 1991)
Shelly Manne, American jazz drummer (d. 1984)
Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
Bruce Kimball, American diver
Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein
Bryan Fogarty, Canadian professional ice hockey player (d. 2002)
Ryan Dunn, American actor (d. 2011)
Amy Taylor, Australian television presenter and model
Who died on June 11?
Henry of Flanders, Emperor of the Latin Empire
André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia (b. 1876)
Frank Laubach, Christian missionary (b. 1884)
Chesley Bonestell, American engineer, architect and artist (b. 1888)
Catherine Cookson, British novelist (b. 1906)
David Brinkley, American television reporter (b. 1920)
Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)
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