11th June, on this day

1184 BC - Greeks finally captured Troy
631 Emperor Taizong of Tang, the Emperor of China, sent envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to persuade the release of enslaved Chinese prisoners who were captured during the transition from Sui to Tang from the northern frontier; this embassy succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women who were then returned to China.
758 Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang'an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks bicker and fight over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement was reached when both were allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace.
1429 Hundred Years' War: The start of the Battle of Jargeau.
1488 Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland
1509 Marriage of King Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon.
1517 Sir Thomas Pert reached Hudson Bay
1727 George II becomes King of England following the death of his father, George I
1770 Capt Cook runs aground on Australian Great Barrier Reef
1774 Jews in Algiers escape the attacks of the Spanish army.
1788 1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC
1788 Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska
1805 A fire consumed large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.
1837 The Broad Street Riot occurred in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans.
1859 Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada
1895 1st auto race
1898 In the Spanish-American War U.S. war ships start to sail for Cuba.
1901 Cook Islands annexed and proclaimed part of New Zealand
1903 Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
1905 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)
1907 In English county cricket, Northamptonshire are bowled out for 12 by Gloucestershire at Gloucester - the lowest total in first class cricket
1920 Republicans nominate Warren G Harding for president
1935 Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey.
1936 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
1937 Great Purge: The Soviet Union executes eight army leaders under Joseph Stalin.
1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released
1938 The Battle of Wuhan starts.
1938 The Nationalist government created the 1938 Yellow River flood to halt the Japanese forces. 500,000 to 900,000 civilians are killed.
1939 King and Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party
1940 British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.
1940 First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta.
1942 US and USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II
1947 WW II sugar rationing finally ends
1951 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
1955 At least 80 people are killed and another 100 injured when three cars crash on the Le Mans race circuit in France smash into a crowded spectator area
1955 1st jet magnesium airplane flown
1957 12 die in a train crash in Vroman, Colo
1959 Postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover
1960 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
1962 Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to successfully escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
1963 A monk, Quang Duc, sets fire to himself in Saigon in protest at South Vietnam's treatment of Buddhists
1963 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at U of Alabama
1963 JFK says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act"
1964 World War II veteran Walter Seifert runs amok in an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, killing at least eight children and two teachers and seriously injuring several more with a home-made flamethrower and a lance.
1965 All four members of the British group The Beatles, are awarded OBEs in Queen Elizabeth II's birthday honours list
1966 French and German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
1967 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
1969 David Bowie releases "Space Oddity"
1970 US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
1972 Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126
1974 Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash
1976 Angolan authorities put 13 mercenary soldiers on trial accused of fighting for the FNLA during the country's civil war. All are executed in July
1977 Dutch marines storm a train at Assen in which South Mouluccan terrorists had been holding 50 hostages for 19 days. Six terrorists and two hostages are killed
1981 Richer Scale 6.9 magnitude Golbaf earthquake at Iran, killing at least 2,000.
1982 Israel and Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
1982 Movie "ET The Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film)
1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd cons term
1990 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador
1991 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
1993 Iranian leader Akbar Rafsanjani wins a second 4-year term as President of Iran
1998 Compaq Computer pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in largest high-tech acquisition.
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.
2004 Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of Phoebe.
2004 Ronald Reagan's funeral held at Washington National Cathedral.

11th June 2006

Guantanamo suicides a 'PR move'

Zarqawi followers 'vow revenge'

Somali anger over World Cup ban

11th June 2007

Bulgaria presses Bush on shield

Aid workers die in Lebanon clash

Mudslides kill many in Bangladesh

11th June 2008

Pakistan fury at deadly US strike

Liberians killed in farm massacre

Roadside bomb hits Baghdad buses

11th June 2009

WHO declares swine flu pandemic

World Bank sees even worse slump

Bosnian TV airs 'Mladic pictures'

11th June 2010

Fresh violence hits Kyrgyz city

Roadside bomb kills Afghan civilians

World Cup begins in South Africa

Birthdates which occurred on 11th June :

1572 Ben Jonson England, playwright/poet (Volpone, Alchemist)
1723 J G Palitzsch 1st saw Halley's comet on return, Prolitz
1776 John Constable England, landscape painter (Hay Wain)
1823 James L Kemper Maj Gen, hero at Battle of Williamsberg
1847 Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett leader of English women's movement
1864 Richard Strauss Mnchen Germany, composer (Till Eulenspiegel)
1867 Charles Fabry found ozone layer in upper atmosphere
1876 A.L. Kroeber Hoboken NJ, anthropologist/textbook author
1880 Jeannette Rankin 1st woman elected to US Congress (from Montana)
1883 Frank O. King Cashton, Wisc., "Gasoline Alley" cartoonist
1886 David Steinman NYC, bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough)
1895 Nikolai A Bulganin Gorki Russia, premier of USSR (1955-8)
1899 Yasonari Kawabata Japan, novelist (Thousand Cranes)
19-- Denise de Kalafe Brazil, singer
1900 Lawrence E Spivak Bkln NY, news panelist (Meet the Press)
1903 Ernie Nevers NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals)
1907 Paul Mellon philanthropist/horse breeder (1964 Gold Baton)
1910 Jacques-Yves Cousteau France, oceanic explorer aboard Calypso
1911 Russ Hodges Dayton Tn, sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights)
1913 Ris‰ Stevens NYC, mezzo-soprano (Metropolitan Opera)
1913 Vince Lombardi NFL coach (Green Bay Packers)
1914 Gerald Mohr NYC, actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue)
1914 Henry G Cisheros (Mayor-San Antonio)
1918 Nelson Mandela civil right activist in South Africa
1919 Richard Todd Ireland, actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident)
1920 Hazel Scott Trinidad, singer/pianist (Hazel Scott)
1920 Robert Hutton Kingston NY, actor (Torture Garden, Rocket)
1922 John Bromfield South Bend In, actor (Easy to Love)
1925 William Styron Va, novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice)
1926 Carlisle Floyd Latta SC, composer (Slow Dusk)
1931 Lucianna Paluzzi Rome Italy, actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball)
1931 Tab Hunter NYC, actor (Tab Hunter Show)
1932 Athol Fugard South Africa, anti-apartheid writer (Blood Knot)
1933 Jud Strunk Jamestown NY, singer/comedian (Laugh-In)
1935 Gene Wilder Milwaukee, actor (Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak)
1936 Chad Everett South Bend In, actor (Medical Center, Airplane II)
1937 Johnny Brown St Petersburg Fla, comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams)
1939 Jackie Stewart Scotland, driver/sports announcer (27 Grand Prix)
1940 Joey Dee Passaic NJ, actor (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris)
1944 James "Ox" D A Van Hoften Fresno Calif, astronaut (STS 41C, STS 51I)
1945 Adrienne Barbeau wife of John Carpenter/actress (Maude, Swamp Thing)
1947 Henry G Cisneros (Mayor-D-San Antonio)
1949 Frank Beard rocker (ZZ Top-She Got Lets, Fandango)
1950 Debbie "Pokey" Watson US, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
1950 Michael Swan Palo Alto Calif, actor (Duncan-As The World Turns)
1952 Russell Hitchcock rocker (Air Supply-All out of Love)
1953 Peter Bergman actor (All My Children, Starland Vocal Band)
1954 Gary Fencik NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
1956 Joe Montana NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)
1967 Clare Carey actress (Kelly Fox Rosebrock-Coach)
1973 Robby Kiger Encino Calif, actor (Crazy Like a Fox)


Deaths which occurred on June 11th
1963 Quang Duc Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon
1966 Wallace Ford actor (The Deputy), dies at 68
1969 John L Lewis formed Congress of Industrial Organizations, dies at 89
1970 Frank Laubach Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies
1970 Frank Silvera actor (High Chaparral), dies at 55
1979 John Wayne actor, dies of cancer
1985 Karen Ann Quinlan dies in Morris Plains, NJ at 31
1988 Giuseppe Saragat president of Italy (1964-71), dies at 89
1988 Nathan Cook actor (White Night), dies of an allergic reaction at 38

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