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Events and People Who Made History on June 11

2nd Century

172 - Miracle in Moravia: As the Roman army is encircled by the Quadi under intense heat, a violent thunderstorm sweeps away the Quadi in a torrent of water and mud, and refreshes the parched legionnaires.

13th Century

1231 - Harderwijk becomes a city

15th Century

1488 - Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland

16th Century

1509 - King Henry VIII marries wife #1 Catharina of Aragon
1517 - Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay
1572 - Spanish co-land guardian duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock
1578 - England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore and colonize US

17th Century

1644 - Florentine scientist describe invention of barometer
1666 - Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht)
1676 - Battle at land: Danish and Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden
1685 - James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II
1690 - English king Willem III departs to Ireland
1699 - England, France and Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain

18th Century

1726 - Cardinal Fleury succeeds duke of Bourbon as French premier
1742 - Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove
1770 - Captain James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia
1774 - Jews of Algiers escape attack of Spanish Army
1776 - Continental Congress create a committee to draft Declaration of Independence
1788 - 1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound
1793 - 1st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick

19th Century

1816 - Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
1838 - Iowa Territory is organized
1859 - Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada
1864 - 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm
1864 - Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: General Hobsons unit caught
1864 - Battle of Laurel Hill, West Virginia
1864 - Battle of Trevillian Station, Virginia, Central Railroad
1864 - Battle of Trevillian Station, Virginia, Central Railroad
1864 - Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg
1870 - 1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam
1876 - Republicans pick Rutherford B Hayes as presidental candidate
1878 - DC is given a new government by Congress, 3 commissioners appointed by president (change in 1974)
1891 - Puerto Rican flag adopted
1895 - Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile
1896 - U.S. Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized
1898 - 1st U.S. Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
1898 - 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms aboard Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75
1898 - 600 U.S. Marines land at Guantanamo Cuba
1898 - Emperor De Zong proclaims reforms in Peking

20th Century

1900 - Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha
1901 - Cook Islands annexed and proclaimed part of New Zealand
1904 - Cub's Bob Wicker no-hits New York Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
1904 - German Lieutenant-general Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
1905 - Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world, New York - Chicago in 18 hours
1907 - Northants all out for 12 vs. Gloucestershire
1911 - Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
1911 - UNIA founded by Garvey
1919 - 23rd U.S. Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass
1919 - 51st Belmont: J Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:17.6 and Trip Crown
1920 - Republicans nominate Warren G Harding for president
1921 - 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8
1921 - Brazil adopts women suffrage
1924 - Bene Brak Palestine founded
1924 - Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
1927 - 59th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6
1927 - Babe Ruth hits 19th and 20th of 60 home runs
1927 - Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
1928 - Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," is released
1934 - Disarmament conference in Geneva fails
1936 - Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
1937 - Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released
1938 - 42nd U.S. Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 284 at Cherry Hills Denver
1938 - Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
1938 - Compton scores 1st Test Cricket ton (102 vs. Australia) aged 20 years 19 days
1938 - Earthquake in Belgium
1938 - England declare at 8 for 658 vs. Australia at Trent Bridge
1939 - King and Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party
1940 - Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta
1940 - Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans
1941 - 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
1941 - Vichy-French planes bomb Tel Aviv, killing 20 Jews
1942 - German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa
1942 - U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II
1943 - British invades Pantelleria, tiny island south of Sicily
1943 - Heinrich Himmler orders liquidation of Polish ghettos
1944 - 15 U.S. aircraft carriers attack Japanese bases on Marianas
1944 - 1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in U.S., Cathedral of St. Sava, New York City
1944 - KP gang surprise attack on Dome Arnhem jail
1947 - WW II sugar rationing finally endd in U.S., began May 28, 1942
1949 - 49th U.S. Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 286 at Medinah CC ILL
1949 - 81st Belmont: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 2:30.2
1949 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m, 29:28.2
1950 - Ben Hogan wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1951 - Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
1951 - New York Times reports the New York City subway will auction off things found
1953 - "Amos 'n Andy," TV Comedy, also radio from '29; last aired on CBS
1953 - Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge
1955 - 1st magnesium jet airplane flies
1955 - 87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29
1955 - Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators, race continues
1957 - 12 die in a train crash in Vroman, Colorado
1958 - U.N. Security council sends observers to Lebanon
1959 - Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by U.S. Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)
1960 - 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2
1960 - House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
1961 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1961 - Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium
1961 - Roger Maris hits 19th and 20th of 61 home runs
1962 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted an honorary degree from Yale
1963 - Governor Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
1963 - Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
1963 - John F. Kennedy says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act"
1964 - Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
1964 - Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy
1964 - Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend
1964 - West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
1966 - French and German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
1966 - "I Am A Rock" by Simon and Garfunkel peaks at #3
1966 - "(I'm A) Road Runner" by, Jr. Walker and The All-Stars peaks at #20
1966 - Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig in San Francisco
1966 - "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 280 performances
1966 - "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1
1966 - "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 248 performances
1966 - "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hit #1 in U.K.
1967 - A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drove a Ford to victory in Le Mans
1967 - Chicago Cubs (7) and New York Mets (4) tie record of 11 home runs in a game
1967 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1967 - Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
1969 - "The Ballad Of John and Yoko" by The Beatles hit #1 in UK
1970 - U.S. leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
1971 - U.S. and Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
1971 - U.S. ends ban on China trade
1972 - 18th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Ahern
1972 - 31 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
1972 - KPAT-AM in Berkeley, California returns from KRE
1974 - Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief
1975 - 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
1975 - Greece adopts constitution
1975 - One-day international cricket debut, Javed Miandad age 17 years 364 days
1976 - Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa
1976 - Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
1976 - Beatles "Rock and Roll Music" LP is released in USA
1976 - "Magnificent Marble Machine," last airs on NBC-TV
1977 - 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6
1977 - "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12
1977 - "Dance and Shake Your Tambourine" by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93
1977 - Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
1977 - ELO releases "Telephone Line"
1977 - "I'm Your Boogie Man" by Kansas City and Sunshine Band peaks at #1
1977 - Main Street Electrical Parade premieres at Disney
1978 - 24th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
1978 - Bjorn Borg wins French Open Title
1978 - Christa Tybus of London sets record of 24 hours of hula-hoop
1978 - "Grease" starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John opens
1978 - Joseph Freeman, Jr. is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1979 - Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
1980 - K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (SF)
1981 - Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike
1982 - Israel and Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
1982 - Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1982 - Movie "ET the Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film)
1982 - Pope John Paul II visits Argentina
1983 - 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay, Jr. aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
1983 - "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
1983 - Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
1983 - "Cool Places" by Sparks and Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
1983 - Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score and intentionally gutters his ball
1983 - "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12
1983 - "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5
1983 - "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
1983 - "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
1983 - Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
1984 - Funeral for S Nakagawa and burial of half of his ashes
1984 - Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally
1985 - Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
1985 - Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 home runs in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7)
1985 - WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
1986 - Amnesty International megaconcert
1986 - "Blacke's Magic," last airs on NBC-TV
1987 - Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win 3rd term
1988 - 120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6
1988 - 25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7
1988 - "Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaks at #3
1988 - Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London
1988 - Galina Chistyakova of U.S.S.R. sets long jump woman's record (24"8")
1988 - "Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61
1988 - "We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14
1988 - Yankees' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
1989 - 59th French Mens Tennis: Michael Chang beats S Edberg (61 36 46 64 62)
1989 - 7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody
1989 - Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International
1990 - Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress
1990 - Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson and Willie Randolph (all ex Yankees)
1990 - Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of U.S. flag unconstitutional
1990 - U.N. appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador
1991 - Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
1992 - Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
1992 - Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame
1992 - U.S. Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0
1993 - "Scattergories," game show; last airs on NBC-TV
1993 - "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV
1994 - 126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8
1994 - Cbox is 39'115 long, 20'85 wide, and 8' high in Jacksonville, Florida Largest popcorn container is 6,619.76 cubic feet full of popped corn
1994 - Drunken officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun Sweden
1994 - "Meet The Flintstones" by The BC 52's peaks to #33
1994 - Moshood Abiola becomes President of Nigeria
1995 - 65th French Mens Tennis: Thomas Muster beats Michael Chang (75 62 64)
1995 - Julie Larsen wins Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
1995 - Rondell White has six hits and hits for the cycle in 13-innings
1996 - Bob Dole, Senator-R-Kansas, resigns from U.S. senate to run for president

21st Century

2001 - Timothy McVeigh executed for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed at least 168
2009 - The "swine flu", the H1N1 influenza strain is the first condition deemed a global pandemic since the Hong Kong flu of 1967 - 1968


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