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 163rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 29, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 442,176 hours 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 ‘hectahexacontatrigon’ 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 246 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 2,729 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.
The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
The Hundred Days’ Reform is started by Guangxu Emperor with a plan to change social, political and educational institutions in China, but is suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days. The failed reform though led to the abolition of Imperial Examination in 1905.
Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
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.
Compaq Computer pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
Who were born on June 11?
Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain, Spanish-born Dauphine of France (d. 1746)
Richard Strauss, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)
Stjepan Radić, Croatian politician (d. 1928)
Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician (d. 1975)
Audrey Schuh, American soprano
Jud Strunk, American singer, songwriter and comedian (d. 1981)
Henry Cisneros, American politician
Manuel Uribe, Mexican one-time world’s heaviest man
Dana Brunetti, American film producer
Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler
Who died on June 11?
Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (b. 1155)
Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)
King George I of Great Britain (b. 1660)
Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
Théodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (b. 1837)
José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
Rodel Naval, Filipino Singer (b.1953)
Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (b. 1923)
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