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 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, 26,530,560 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 ‘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.
  • 1345
    The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
  • 1509
    Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
  • 1920
    During the U.S. Republican National Convention in Chicago, U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to first coin the political phrase “smoke-filled room”.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Nationalist government creates the 1938 Yellow River flood to halt Japanese forces. 500,000 to 900,000 civilians are killed.
  • 1963
    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.
  • 1963
    Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
  • 1970
    After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.
  • 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?

  • 1726
    Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain, Spanish-born Dauphine of France (d. 1746)
  • 1842
    Carl von Linde, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1934)
  • 1895
    Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician (d. 1975)
  • 1897
    Grand Duchess Tatiana of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1897
    Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian Revolutionary, Founder of Hindustan Republican Association (d. 1927)
  • 1915
    Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)
  • 1939
    Christina Crawford, American actress and writer
  • 1967
    Clare Carey, American actress
  • 1969
    Peter Dinklage, American actor
  • 1986
    Chase Clement, American football quarterback

Who died on June 11?

  • 1847
    John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (b. 1786)
  • 1882
    Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)
  • 1920
    William F. Halsey, Sr., United States Naval Officer (b. 1853)
  • 1941
    Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)
  • 1970
    Frank Laubach, Christian missionary (b. 1884)
  • 1974
    Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • 1979
    John Wayne, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1986
    Chesley Bonestell, American engineer, architect and artist (b. 1888)
  • 1995
    Rodel Naval, Filipino Singer (b.1953)
  • 2006
    Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (b. 1944)

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