About June 11

June 11, 2021 is the 162nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 235 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 11

  • 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”.
  • 1429
    Hundred Years’ War: start of the Battle of Jargeau.
  • 1775
    The American Revolutionary War’s first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel.
  • 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.
  • 1837
    The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
  • 1936
    The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
  • 1937
    Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
  • 1938
    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.
  • 1942
    World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126.
  • 1978
    Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
  • 2002
    Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
  • 2004
    Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.

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