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.
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”.
Hundred Years’ War: start of the Battle of Jargeau.
Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
The American Revolutionary War’s first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel.
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.
The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicates under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.
Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
Compaq Computer pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
Who were born on June 11?
John Constable, English painter (d. 1837)
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French marine biologist and inventor (d. 1997)
Helen Tobias-Duesberg, Estonian-born American composer
Richard Todd, British actor (d. 2009)
Carlisle Floyd, American composer
Chad Everett, American actor
Ryan Dunn, American actor (d. 2011)
Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler
Josh Ramsay, Canadian singer (Marianas Trench)
Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer
Who died on June 11?
Théodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (b. 1837)
Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)
José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
William ‘Billy Batts’Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
Enrico Berlinguer, Italian politician (b. 1922)
Brigitte Helm, German actress (b. 1908)
Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese general (b. 1922)
Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (b. 1917)
Võ Văn Kiệt, former prime minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)
Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)
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