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    • June 11, 0631 "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."

    • June 11, 1184 #NAME?

    • June 11, 1488 "Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland"

    • June 11, 1509 Marriage of King Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon.

    • June 11, 1517 Sir Thomas Pert reached Hudson Bay

    • June 11, 1594 "Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paved way to the creation of the Principala [i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines]."

    • June 11, 1727 UK hist George I dies ? George II Hanover becomes king

    • June 11, 1770 Capt Cook runs aground on Australian Great Barrier Reef

    • June 11, 1774 Jews in Algiers escape the attacks of the Spanish army.

    • June 11, 1788 "First British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC"

    • June 11, 1788 Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.

    • June 11, 1798 Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.

    • June 11, 1805 A fire consumed large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.

    • June 11, 1825 The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.

    • June 11, 1837 "The Broad Street Riot occurred in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans."

    • June 11, 1859 "Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada"

    • June 11, 1864 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm

    • June 11, 1866 The Allahabad High Court (then Agra High Court) is established in India.

    • June 11, 1892 "The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia."

    • June 11, 1895 Charles E. Duryea receives the first U.S. patent to an American inventor for a gas-powered automobile.

    • June 11, 1900 Australians in action at Diamond Hill

    • June 11, 1901 Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand

    • June 11, 1903 King Alexander and Queen Draga of Belgrade are assassinated by members of the Serbian army.

    • June 11, 1905 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)

    • June 11, 1907 "George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket."

    • June 11, 1917 King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicated under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.

    • June 11, 1920 Republicans nominate Warren G Harding for president

    • June 11, 1930 "William Beebe sets a deepwater dive record of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda in a bathysphere (diving chamber)."

    • June 11, 1932 E Delporte discovers asteroid #1222 Tina

    • June 11, 1932 William Forgan Smith becomes Premier of the Australian state of Queensland.

    • June 11, 1935 "Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey."

    • June 11, 1936 "International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England."

    • June 11, 1936 Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia

    • June 11, 1937 Great Purge: The Soviet Union executes eight army leaders under Joseph Stalin.

    • June 11, 1937 "Marx Brothers' ""A Day At The Races"" released"

    • June 11, 1939 "King & Queen of England taste first ""hot dogs"" at FDR's party"

    • June 11, 1940 World War II: First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta.

    • June 11, 1942 US & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II

    • June 11, 1943 "An Axis garrison at Pantelleria, in the central Mediterranean area, surrenders after six days and nights of heavy bombing."

    • June 11, 1944 "First Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC"

    • June 11, 1947 WW II sugar rationing finally ends

    • June 11, 1951 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal

    • June 11, 1955 Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • June 11, 1956 "First Puerto Rican Parade was held in Harlem, New York."

    • June 11, 1957 12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo

    • June 11, 1959 "Postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover"

    • June 11, 1960 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)

    • June 11, 1962 "Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to successfully escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island."

    • June 11, 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.

    • June 11, 1963 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at U of Alabama

    • June 11, 1963 "JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is ""time to act"""

    • June 11, 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."

    • June 11, 1966 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry

    • June 11, 1967 Israel and Syria accept terms of a U.N. cease-fire.

    • June 11, 1967 Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

    • June 11, 1967 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes

    • June 11, 1968 "Paul McCartney records the song ""Blackbird"" for the White Album; he was the only person in the whole of the studio at the time."

    • June 11, 1969 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Beatles - The Ballad Of John & Yoko

    • June 11, 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."

    • June 11, 1970 US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya

    • June 11, 1972 "Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126"

    • June 11, 1974 "Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash"

    • June 11, 1977 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland

    • June 11, 1977 "ELO releases ""Telephone Line"""

    • June 11, 1977 Seattle Slew wins Belmont Stakes & Triple Crown

    • June 11, 1978 Altaf Hussain founded students' political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation a.k.a (APMSO) in Karachi University

    • June 11, 1981 "Southern Iran a 6.9 quake killed 3000 with many injured, and extensive damage in Kerman Province."

    • June 11, 1982 Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon

    • June 11, 1982 "Larry Holmes defeats Gerry Cooney, retains WBC heavyweight crown"

    • June 11, 1982 "Movie ""ET The Extra-Terrestrial"" released (highest grossing film)"

    • June 11, 1985 "A Faberg Egg was sold for 1,375,00 in New York."

    • June 11, 1987 Margaret Thatcher is first British PM in 160 years to win 3rd cons term

    • June 11, 1988 "Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Wembley Stadium, London."

    • June 11, 1988 The name of the General Public License (GPL) is mentioned for the first time.

    • June 11, 1990 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

    • June 11, 1991 Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers 4 games to 1 for the NBA title

    • June 11, 1991 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0

    • June 11, 1996 "A gas tube underneath a shopping mall in Osasco, Sao Paulo - Brazil exploded causing the death of 42 and injuring other 472 people."

    • June 11, 1998 Compaq Computer pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in largest high-tech acquisition.

    • June 11, 2001 Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

    • June 11, 2002 "American Idol began airing on Fox on June 11, 2002."

    • June 11, 2002 Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.

    • June 11, 2004 Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of Phoebe.

    • June 11, 2004 Ronald Reagan's funeral held at Washington National Cathedral.

    • June 11, 2005 G8 finance ministers agree to cancel the debt owed by 18 of the poorest countries.

    • June 11, 2010 "Opening ceremony World Cup soccer at Johannesburg's Soccer City. - South Africa. Nelson Mandela, who had planned to attend, skipped the event after his 13-year-old great-granddaughter was killed in a car crash."







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