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 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

  • 1429
    Hundred Years’ War: start of the Battle of Jargeau.
  • 1594
    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).
  • 1825
    The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
  • 1903
    Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
  • 1917
    King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicates under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126.
  • 2001
    Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2002
    Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1867
    Charles Fabry, French physicist (d. 1945)
  • 1888
    Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1927)
  • 1897
    Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian Revolutionary, Founder of Hindustan Republican Association (d. 1927)
  • 1919
    Richard Todd, British actor (d. 2009)
  • 1947
    Henry Cisneros, American politician
  • 1948
    Michael Swan, American actor
  • 1950
    Lynsey de Paul, British singer and songwriter
  • 1953
    Georgios Orfanos, Greek politician
  • 1969
    Bryan Fogarty, Canadian professional ice hockey player (d. 2002)
  • 1984
    Andy Lee, Irish boxer

Who died on June 11?

  • 1695
    André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
  • 1796
    Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (Whitbread Group PLC) and politician (b. 1720)
  • 1924
    Théodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (b. 1837)
  • 1927
    William Attewell, English cricketer (b. 1861)
  • 1937
    R. J. (Reginald Joseph) Mitchell, British aircraft designer (b. 1895)
  • 1974
    Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • 1979
    John Wayne, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1985
    Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
  • 1996
    Brigitte Helm, German actress (b. 1908)
  • 2006
    Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)

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