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What Happened on June 11th This Day in History

Year Name
2013 Greece's public broadcaster ERT is shut down by then-prime minister Antonis Samaras. It would open exactly two years later by then-prime minister Alexis Tsipras.
2012 More than 80 people die in a landslide triggered by two earthquakes in Afghanistan; an entire village is buried.
2010 The first African FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa.
2008 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to abuses at a Canadian Indian residential school.
2008 The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is launched into orbit.
2007 Mudslides in Chittagong, Bangladesh, kill 130 people.
2004 Cassini–Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
2002 Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
2001 Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
1998 Compaq Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
1987 Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng and Bernie Grant are elected as the first black MPs in Great Britain.
1981 A magnitude 6.9 earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.
1978 Altaf Hussain founds the student political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
1971 The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.
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 women to do so.
1968 Lloyd J. Old identified the first cell surface antigens that could differentiate among different cell types.
1964 World War II veteran Walter Seifert attacks 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.
1963 American Civil Rights Movement: Governor of Alabama George Wallace defiantly 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 Thích Quảng Đức burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
1963 John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which would revolutionize American society by guaranteeing equal access to public facilities, ending segregation in education, and guaranteeing federal protection for voting rights.
1962 Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
1956 Start of Gal Oya riots, the first reported ethnic riots that target minority Sri Lankan Tamils in the Eastern Province. The total number of deaths is reportedly 150.
1955 Eighty-three spectators are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
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.
1942 World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
1942 Free French Forces retreat from Bir Hakeim after having successfully delayed the Axis advance.
1940 World War II: The Siege of Malta begins with a series of Italian air raids.
1938 Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
1937 Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
1936 The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.
1935 Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
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 coin the political phrase "smoke-filled room".
1919 Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the U.S. Triple Crown.
1917 King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father, Constantine I, is deemed to have abdicated under pressure from allied armies occupying Athens.
1903 A group of Serbian officers storms the royal palace and assassinates King Alexander I of Serbia and his wife, Queen Draga.
1901 The boundaries of the Colony of New Zealand are extended by the UK to include the Cook Islands.
1898 The Hundred Days' Reform, a planned movement to reform social, political, and educational institutions in China, is started by the Guangxu Emperor, but is suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days. (The failed reform led to the abolition of the Imperial examination in 1905.)
1895 Paris–Bordeaux–Paris, sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the "first motor race", takes place.
1892 The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
1865 The Naval Battle of the Riachuelo is fought on the rivulet Riachuelo (Argentina), between the Paraguayan Navy on one side and the Brazilian Navy on the other. The Brazilian victory was crucial for the later success of the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina) in the Paraguayan War.
1837 The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
1825 The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
1805 A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.
1788 Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
1776 The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
1775 The American Revolutionary War's first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel.
1770 British explorer Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
1748 Denmark adopts the characteristic Nordic Cross flag later taken up by all other Scandinavian countries.
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).
1559 Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano sails for Florida with party of 1,500, intending to settle on gulf coast (Vera Cruz, Mexico).
1509 Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
1488 Battle of Sauchieburn: Fought between rebel Lords and James III of Scotland, resulting in the death of the king.
1429 Hundred Years' War: Start of the Battle of Jargeau.
1345 The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
1157 Albert I of Brandenburg, also called The Bear (Ger: Albrecht der Bär), becomes the founder of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, Germany and the first margrave.
1118 Roger of Salerno, Prince of Antioch, captures Azaz from the Seljuk Turks.
1011 Lombard Revolt: Greek citizens of Bari rise up against the Lombard rebels led by Melus and deliver the city to Basil Mesardonites, Byzantine governor (catepan) of the Catepanate of Italy.
980 Vladimir the Great consolidates the Kievan realm from Ukraine to the Baltic Sea. He is proclaimed ruler (knyaz) of all Kievan Rus'.
786 A Hasanid Alid uprising in Mecca is crushed by the Abbasids at the Battle of Fakhkh.
631 Emperor Taizong of Tang sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to seek the release of Chinese prisoners captured during the transition from Sui to Tang.
173 Marcomannic Wars: The Roman army in Moravia is encircled by the Quadi, who have broken the peace treaty (171). In a violent thunderstorm emperor Marcus Aurelius defeats and subdues them in the so-called "miracle of the rain".
Famous People Born on June 11

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Year Name
1984 Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer
1955 Yuriy Sedykh, Ukrainian hammer thrower (d. 2021)
1978 Daryl Tuffey, New Zealand cricketer
1972 Stephen Kearney, New Zealand rugby league player and coach
1888 Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-American anarchist and convicted criminal (d. 1927)
1967 Graeme Bachop, New Zealand rugby player
1988 Jesús Fernández Collado, Spanish footballer
1980 Yhency Brazoban, Dominican baseball player
1932 Tim Sainsbury, English businessman and politician, Minister of State for Trade
1895 Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician (d. 1975)
Famous People Deaths On June 11

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Date Name
1914 Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
1446 Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick (b. 1425)
323 Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (b. 356 BC)
1963 Thích Quảng Đức, Vietnamese monk and martyr (b. 1897)
888 Rimbert, archbishop of Bremen (b. 830)
1248 Adachi Kagemori, Japanese samurai
786 Al-Husayn ibn Ali al-Abid, anti-Abbasid rebel leader
1986 Chesley Bonestell, American painter and illustrator (b. 1888)
1955 Pierre Levegh, French race car driver (b. 1905)
1882 Louis Désiré Maigret, French bishop (b. 1804)