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

  • 1184 BC
    Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
  • 173
    Marcomannic Wars: The Roman army in Moravia is encircled by the Quadi, who have broken the peace treaty (171). In a violent thunderstorm emperor Marcus Aurelius defeats and subdues them in the so-called “miracle of the rain”.
  • 1429
    Hundred Years’ War: start of the Battle of Jargeau.
  • 1770
    Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 1775
    The American Revolutionary War’s first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel.
  • 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.
  • 1837
    The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
  • 1917
    King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicates under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.
  • 1978
    Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
  • 1998
    Compaq Computer pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1776
    John Constable, English painter (d. 1837)
  • 1910
    Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French marine biologist and inventor (d. 1997)
  • 1919
    Helen Tobias-Duesberg, Estonian-born American composer
  • 1919
    Richard Todd, British actor (d. 2009)
  • 1926
    Carlisle Floyd, American composer
  • 1936
    Chad Everett, American actor
  • 1977
    Ryan Dunn, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1982
    Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler
  • 1983
    Josh Ramsay, Canadian singer (Marianas Trench)
  • 1984
    Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer

Who died on June 11?

  • 1924
    Théodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (b. 1837)
  • 1934
    Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)
  • 1965
    José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • 1970
    William ‘Billy Batts’Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
  • 1984
    Enrico Berlinguer, Italian politician (b. 1922)
  • 1996
    Brigitte Helm, German actress (b. 1908)
  • 2005
    Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese general (b. 1922)
  • 2006
    Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    Võ Văn Kiệt, former prime minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)
  • 2011
    Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)

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