About June 11

June 11, 2022 is the 162nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 225 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 11

  • 1345
    The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
  • 1429
    Hundred Years’ War: start of the Battle of Jargeau.
  • 1509
    Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
  • 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).
  • 1770
    Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 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.
  • 1825
    The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
  • 1837
    The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
  • 1892
    The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: U.S. war ships set sail for Cuba.
  • 1917
    King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicates under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.
  • 1919
    Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 1963
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    A Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.
  • 2001
    Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2004
    Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.

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