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11th of June 0173 EVENT 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".
11th of June 0631 EVENT Emperor Taizong of Tang, the Emperor of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to seek the release of enslaved Chinese prisoners 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.
11th of June 1345 EVENT The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
11th of June 1429 EVENT Hundred Years' War: start of the Battle of Jargeau.
11th of June 1509 EVENT Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
11th of June 1594 EVENT 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 Principalia (an elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).
11th of June 1776 EVENT 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.
11th of June 1788 EVENT Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
11th of June 1805 EVENT A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.
11th of June 1825 EVENT The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
11th of June 1837 EVENT The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
11th of June 1866 EVENT The Allahabad High Court (then Agra High Court) is established in India.
11th of June 1892 EVENT The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
11th of June 1898 EVENT 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.
11th of June 1898 EVENT Spanish-American War: U.S. war ships set sail for Cuba.
11th of June 1901 EVENT New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands.
11th of June 1903 EVENT Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenovic and his wife queen Draga.
11th of June 1907 EVENT George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.
11th of June 1917 EVENT King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicates under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.
11th of June 1919 EVENT Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
11th of June 1920 EVENT 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".
11th of June 1935 EVENT Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
11th of June 1936 EVENT The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
11th of June 1937 EVENT Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
11th of June 1938 EVENT Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
11th of June 1938 EVENT 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.
11th of June 1942 EVENT World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
11th of June 1944 EVENT USS Missouri (BB-63) the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
11th of June 1955 EVENT 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, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
11th of June 1956 EVENT 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.
11th of June 1962 EVENT Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
11th of June 1963 EVENT Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
11th of June 1963 EVENT 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.
11th of June 1964 EVENT 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.
11th of June 1970 EVENT 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.
11th of June 1972 EVENT The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126.
11th of June 1978 EVENT Altaf Hussain founds the students' political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
11th of June 1981 EVENT A Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.
11th of June 1998 EVENT Compaq Computer pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
11th of June 2001 EVENT Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
11th of June 2002 EVENT Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
11th of June 2004 EVENT Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
11th of June 2008 EVENT Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an historic official apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children are isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.
11th of June 1403 BIRTHDAY John IV, Duke of Brabant (d. 1427)
11th of June 1456 BIRTHDAY Anne Neville, wife of Richard III of England (d. 1485)
11th of June 1540 BIRTHDAY Barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594)
11th of June 1588 BIRTHDAY George Wither, English writer (d. 1667)
11th of June 1672 BIRTHDAY Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (d. 1749)
11th of June 1696 BIRTHDAY Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (d. 1758)
11th of June 1704 BIRTHDAY Carlos Seixas, Portuguese composer (d. 1742)
11th of June 1713 BIRTHDAY Edward Capell, English critic (d. 1781)
11th of June 1723 BIRTHDAY Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer (d. 1788)
11th of June 1726 BIRTHDAY Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain, Spanish-born Dauphine of France (d. 1746)
11th of June 1741 BIRTHDAY Joseph Warren, American doctor and soldier (d. 1775)
11th of June 1776 BIRTHDAY John Constable, English painter (d. 1837)
11th of June 1797 BIRTHDAY Jose Trinidad Reyes, Honduran national hero (d. 1855)
11th of June 1815 BIRTHDAY Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer (d. 1879)
11th of June 1832 BIRTHDAY Lucy Pickens, American and Confederate socialite (d. 1899)
11th of June 1842 BIRTHDAY Carl von Linde, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1934)
11th of June 1846 BIRTHDAY William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (d. 1920)
11th of June 1847 BIRTHDAY Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist and feminist (d. 1929)
11th of June 1864 BIRTHDAY Richard Strauss, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)
11th of June 1867 BIRTHDAY Charles Fabry, French physicist (d. 1945)
11th of June 1871 BIRTHDAY Stjepan Radic, Croatian politician (d. 1928)
11th of June 1876 BIRTHDAY Alfred L. Kroeber, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
11th of June 1877 BIRTHDAY Renee Vivien, English-born French poet (d. 1909)
11th of June 1879 BIRTHDAY Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player (d. 1944)
11th of June 1880 BIRTHDAY Jeannette Rankin, American politician, feminist and pacifist (d. 1973)
11th of June 1888 BIRTHDAY Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1927)
11th of June 1894 BIRTHDAY Dai Vernon, Canadian magician (d. 1992)
11th of June 1895 BIRTHDAY Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician (d. 1975)
11th of June 1897 BIRTHDAY Grand Duchess Tatiana of Russia (d. 1918)
11th of June 1903 BIRTHDAY Ernie Nevers, American football player (d. 1976)
11th of June 1910 BIRTHDAY Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French marine biologist and inventor (d. 1997)
11th of June 1910 BIRTHDAY Carmine Coppola, American composer, director and songwriter (d. 1991)
11th of June 1912 BIRTHDAY James Algar, American film director (d. 1998)
11th of June 1913 BIRTHDAY Vince Lombardi, American football coach (d. 1970)
11th of June 1913 BIRTHDAY Coby Whitmore, American painter and magazine illustrator (d. 1988)
11th of June 1913 BIRTHDAY Rise Stevens, American operatic soprano
11th of June 1914 BIRTHDAY Gerald Mohr, American actor (d. 1968)
11th of June 1915 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)
11th of June 1917 BIRTHDAY Joseph B. Wirthlin, American religious leader (d. 2008)
11th of June 1919 BIRTHDAY Richard Todd, British actor (d. 2009)
11th of June 1919 BIRTHDAY Helen Tobias-Duesberg, Estonian-born American composer
11th of June 1920 BIRTHDAY Shelly Manne, American jazz drummer (d. 1984)
11th of June 1920 BIRTHDAY Hazel Scott, Trinidad and Tobago-born American singer (d. 1981)
11th of June 1920 BIRTHDAY Irving Howe, American literary and social critic (d. 1993)
11th of June 1922 BIRTHDAY John Bromfield, American actor (d. 2005)
11th of June 1922 BIRTHDAY Michael Cacoyannis, Cypriot film maker
11th of June 1925 BIRTHDAY William Styron, American novelist and essayist (d. 2006)
11th of June 1926 BIRTHDAY Carlisle Floyd, American composer
11th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Fabiola de Mora y Aragon, Spanish-born Queen consort of the Belgians
11th of June 1930 BIRTHDAY Charles B. Rangel, American politician
11th of June 1931 BIRTHDAY Audrey Schuh, American soprano
11th of June 1932 BIRTHDAY Athol Fugard, South African playwright
11th of June 1933 BIRTHDAY Gene Wilder, American actor
11th of June 1934 BIRTHDAY Henrik, French-born Prince Consort of Denmark
11th of June 1936 BIRTHDAY Jud Strunk, American singer, songwriter and comedian (d. 1981)
11th of June 1936 BIRTHDAY Chad Everett, American actor
11th of June 1937 BIRTHDAY Robin Warren, Australian pathologist, Nobel laureate
11th of June 1937 BIRTHDAY Johnny Brown, American comedian
11th of June 1939 BIRTHDAY Sir Jackie Stewart, Scottish race car driver
11th of June 1939 BIRTHDAY Christina Crawford, American actress and writer
11th of June 1939 BIRTHDAY Bernard Purdie, American session drummer
11th of June 1940 BIRTHDAY Joey Dee, American musician (Joey Dee and the Starliters)
11th of June 1944 BIRTHDAY Roscoe Orman, American actor
11th of June 1945 BIRTHDAY Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
11th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician
11th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Henry Cisneros, American politician
11th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Richard Palmer-James, British lyricist and guitarist (King Crimson, Supertramp)
11th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Bob Evans, British racing driver
11th of June 1948 BIRTHDAY Dave Cash, American baseball player
11th of June 1948 BIRTHDAY Michael Swan, American actor
11th of June 1949 BIRTHDAY Tom Pryce, British racing driver (d. 1977)
11th of June 1949 BIRTHDAY Frank Beard, American drummer (ZZ Top)
11th of June 1950 BIRTHDAY Lynsey de Paul, British singer and songwriter
11th of June 1950 BIRTHDAY Graham Russell, British guitarist and vocalist (Air Supply)
11th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese appropriation artist
11th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Mark D. Siljander, American politician
11th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY Donnie Van Zant, American rock vocalist and guitarist (38 Special, Van Zant)
11th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Peter Bergman, American actor
11th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Georgios Orfanos, Greek politician
11th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Jose Bove, French political activist
11th of June 1955 BIRTHDAY Yuriy Sedykh, Ukrainian hammer thrower
11th of June 1955 BIRTHDAY Duncan Steel, British astronomer and author
11th of June 1956 BIRTHDAY Steven A. Cohen, American hedge fund manager
11th of June 1956 BIRTHDAY Joe Montana. American football player
11th of June 1957 BIRTHDAY Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American free jazz bassist
11th of June 1959 BIRTHDAY Magnum T.A., American professional wrestler
11th of June 1959 BIRTHDAY Hugh Laurie, English actor and comedian
11th of June 1961 BIRTHDAY Maria Barranco, Spanish actress
11th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Erika Salumae, Estonian cyclist
11th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Bruce Kimball, American diver
11th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (d. 2000)
11th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Jean Alesi, French Formula One driver
11th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Manuel Uribe, Mexican one-time world's heaviest man
11th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Joao Garcia, Portuguese mountaineer
11th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Clare Carey, American actress
11th of June 1968 BIRTHDAY Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein
11th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Peter Dinklage, American actor
11th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Bryan Fogarty, Canadian professional ice hockey player (d. 2002)
11th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Steven Drozd, American drummer and guitarist (The Flaming Lips)
11th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Olaf Kapagiannidis, German footballer
11th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Matt McGrath, American actor
11th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Chris Rice, American singer and songwriter
11th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Kang Ho Dong, Korean traditional wrestler and MC
11th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Jose Manuel Abundis, Mexican footballer
11th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Fragiskos Alvertis, Greek basketball player
11th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY David Starie, British boxer
11th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Choi Ji Woo, South Korean actress and model
11th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Thomas Bimis, Greek diver
11th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Gran Naniwa, Japanese professional wrestler
11th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
11th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Ryan Dunn, American actor
11th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Shane Meier, Canadian actor
11th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Joshua Jackson, Canadian actor
11th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Ujjwala Raut, Indian supermodel
11th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Amy Taylor, Australian television presenter and model
11th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Yhency Brazoban, Dominican baseball player
11th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Emiliano Moretti, Italian footballer
11th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Eldar R?nning, Norwegian cross-country skier
11th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Joey Graham, American basketball player
11th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler
11th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Stephen Graham, American basketball player
11th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
11th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Jose Reyes, Dominican baseball player
11th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Chuck Hayes, American basketball player
11th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Vagner Love, Brazilian footballer
11th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Andy Lee, Irish boxer
11th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Chris Trousdale, American pop singer and dancer
11th of June 1986 BIRTHDAY Shia LaBeouf, American actor
11th of June 1986 BIRTHDAY Chase Clement, American football quarterback
11th of June 1987 BIRTHDAY TiA, Japanese R&B singer
11th of June 1987 BIRTHDAY Didrik Solli-Tangen, Norwegian singer and Eurovision contestant
11th of June 1988 BIRTHDAY Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress and model
11th of June 1989 BIRTHDAY Maya Moore, American basketball player
11th of June 1989 BIRTHDAY Keith Aulie, Canadian hockey player
11th of June 1183 DEATH Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (Born 1155)
11th of June 1216 DEATH Henry of Flanders, Emperor of the Latin Empire
11th of June 1488 DEATH King James III of Scotland (Born 1451)
11th of June 1557 DEATH King John III of Portugal (Born 1502)
11th of June 1695 DEATH Andre Felibien, French architect (Born 1619)
11th of June 1712 DEATH Louis Joseph, duc de Vendome, Marshal of France (Born 1654)
11th of June 1727 DEATH King George I of Great Britain (Born 1660)
11th of June 1796 DEATH Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (Whitbread Group PLC) and politician (Born 1720)
11th of June 1847 DEATH John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (Born 1786)
11th of June 1852 DEATH Karl Briullov, Russian painter (Born 1799)
11th of June 1858 DEATH Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (Born 1773)
11th of June 1879 DEATH Prince Willem of the Netherlands, disgraced heir apparent to the Dutch throne (Born 1840)
11th of June 1882 DEATH Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (Born 1804)
11th of June 1903 DEATH Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (Born 1837)
11th of June 1903 DEATH Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia (Born 1876)
11th of June 1911 DEATH James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (Born 1815)
11th of June 1914 DEATH Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Born 1848)
11th of June 1920 DEATH William F. Halsey, Sr., United States Naval Officer (Born 1853)
11th of June 1924 DEATH Theodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (Born 1837)
11th of June 1927 DEATH William Attewell, English cricketer (Born 1861)
11th of June 1934 DEATH Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (Born 1896)
11th of June 1936 DEATH Robert E. Howard, American writer (Born 1906)
11th of June 1937 DEATH R. J. (Reginald Joseph) Mitchell, British aircraft designer (Born 1895)
11th of June 1941 DEATH Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts of America (Born 1850)
11th of June 1963 DEATH Thich Quang ?uc, Vietnamese Buddhist monk (Born 1897)
11th of June 1965 DEATH Jose Mendes Cabecadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (Born 1883)
11th of June 1970 DEATH Earl Grant, American pianist, organist and singer (Born 1931)
11th of June 1970 DEATH William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (Born 1921)
11th of June 1970 DEATH Frank Laubach, Christian missionary (Born 1884)
11th of June 1974 DEATH Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (Born 1898)
11th of June 1974 DEATH Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (Born 1883)
11th of June 1976 DEATH Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (Born 1917)
11th of June 1979 DEATH John Wayne, American actor (Born 1907)
11th of June 1982 DEATH Al Rinker, American singer (The Rhythm Boys) (Born 1907)
11th of June 1984 DEATH Enrico Berlinguer, Italian politician (Born 1922)
11th of June 1985 DEATH Karen Ann Quinlan, American right-to-die cause celebre (Born 1954)
11th of June 1985 DEATH Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (Born 1907)
11th of June 1986 DEATH Chesley Bonestell, American engineer, architect and artist (Born 1888)
11th of June 1991 DEATH Cromwell Everson, South African composer (Born 1925)
11th of June 1993 DEATH Ray Sharkey, American actor (Born 1952)
11th of June 1995 DEATH Rodel Naval, Filipino Singer (Born1953)
11th of June 1996 DEATH Brigitte Helm, German actress (Born 1908)
11th of June 1998 DEATH Catherine Cookson, British novelist (Born 1906)
11th of June 1999 DEATH DeForest Kelley, American actor (Born 1920)
11th of June 2001 DEATH Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (Born 1968)
11th of June 2001 DEATH Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Born 1923)
11th of June 2003 DEATH David Brinkley, American television reporter (Born 1920)
11th of June 2004 DEATH Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (Born 1946)
11th of June 2005 DEATH Vasco Goncalves, Portuguese general (Born 1922)
11th of June 2006 DEATH Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Born 1917)
11th of June 2006 DEATH Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (Born 1944)
11th of June 2006 DEATH Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (Born 1977)
11th of June 2007 DEATH Imre Friedmann, American scientist (Born 1921)
11th of June 2007 DEATH Mala Powers, American film actress (Born 1931)
11th of June 2008 DEATH Vo Van Kiet, former prime minister of Vietnam (Born 1922)
11th of June 2008 DEATH Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (Born 1938)
11th of June 2008 DEATH Miroslav Dvorak, Czechoslovak ice hockey player (Born 1951)
11th of June 2009 DEATH Sumire, Japanese fashion model (Born 1987)
11th of June 2010 DEATH Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (Born 1997)

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