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

  • 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.
  • 1770
    Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 1903
    Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Nationalist government creates the 1938 Yellow River flood to halt Japanese forces. 500,000 to 900,000 civilians are killed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.
  • 1972
    The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126.
  • 2008
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an historic official apology to Canada’s First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children are isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1741
    Joseph Warren, American doctor and soldier (d. 1775)
  • 1920
    Irving Howe, American literary and social critic (d. 1993)
  • 1932
    Athol Fugard, South African playwright
  • 1939
    Sir Jackie Stewart, Scottish race car driver
  • 1940
    Joey Dee, American musician (Joey Dee and the Starliters)
  • 1948
    Stephen Schnetzer, American actor
  • 1949
    Tom Pryce, British racing driver (d. 1977)
  • 1967
    Clare Carey, American actress
  • 1982
    Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler
  • 1985
    Chris Trousdale, American pop singer and dancer

Who died on June 11?

  • 1924
    Théodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (b. 1837)
  • 1970
    Earl Grant, American pianist, organist and singer (b. 1931)
  • 1985
    Karen Ann Quinlan, American right-to-die cause célèbre (b. 1954)
  • 1985
    Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
  • 1986
    Chesley Bonestell, American engineer, architect and artist (b. 1888)
  • 1996
    Brigitte Helm, German actress (b. 1908)
  • 1999
    DeForest Kelley, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (b. 1944)
  • 2007
    Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • 2010
    Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s great granddaughter (b. 1997)

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