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June 11 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 59 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1184 BC
    Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
  • 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.
  • 786
    A Hasanid Alid uprising in Mecca is crushed by the Abbasids at the Battle of Fakhkh. Idris ibn Abdallah flees to the Maghreb, where he later founds the Idrisid dynasty.
  • 1118
    Roger of Salerno, Prince of Antioch, captures Azaz from the Seljuk Turks.
  • 1157
    Albert I of Brandenburg, also called, The Bear (Ger: Albrecht der Bär), becomes the founder of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, Germany and the first Margrave.
  • 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.
  • 1488
    Battle of Sauchieburn: Fought between rebel Lords and James III of Scotland, resulting in the death of the King.
  • 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
    British explorer Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 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.
  • 1788
    Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
  • 1805
    A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.
  • 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.
  • 1865
    The Naval Battle of Riachuelo is fought on the rivulet Riachuelo (Argentina), between the Paraguayan Navy on one side and the Brazilian Navy on the other. The Brazilian victory was crucial for the later success of the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina) in the Paraguayan War.
  • 1892
    The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1895
    Paris–Bordeaux–Paris is sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the “first motor race”.
  • 1898
    Spanish–American War: U.S. war ships set sail for Cuba.
  • 1898
    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 the Imperial examination in 1905.
  • 1901
    The boundaries of the Colony of New Zealand are extended by the UK to include the Cook Islands.
  • 1903
    A 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.
  • 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 U.S. Triple Crown.
  • 1920
    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”.
  • 1935
    Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.

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