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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 29, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,623,369,600 seconds 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 235 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 3,094 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 11 Historical Events
Hundred Years’ War: start of the Battle of Jargeau.
Philip II recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paved way to the stabilization of the rule of the Principalía (an elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).
The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicates under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.
Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
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.
The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126.
Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
Who were born on June 11?
Charles Fabry, French physicist (d. 1945)
Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1927)
Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian Revolutionary, Founder of Hindustan Republican Association (d. 1927)
Richard Todd, British actor (d. 2009)
Henry Cisneros, American politician
Michael Swan, American actor
Lynsey de Paul, British singer and songwriter
Georgios Orfanos, Greek politician
Bryan Fogarty, Canadian professional ice hockey player (d. 2002)
Andy Lee, Irish boxer
Who died on June 11?
André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (Whitbread Group PLC) and politician (b. 1720)
Théodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (b. 1837)
William Attewell, English cricketer (b. 1861)
R. J. (Reginald Joseph) Mitchell, British aircraft designer (b. 1895)
Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
John Wayne, American actor (b. 1907)
Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
Brigitte Helm, German actress (b. 1908)
Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
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