About June 11

June 11, 2024 is the 163rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 232 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”.
  • 631
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1825
    The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
  • 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.
  • 1903
    Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
  • 1907
    George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.
  • 1919
    Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
  • 1981
    A Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    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.

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