June 11 in History
What happened on June 11 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on june 11 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on june 11 in history.?>
Margaret Thatcher wins her third consecutive term as Prime Minister.
Israel and Syria accept a U. N. cease-fire.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
U.S. carrier-based planes attack Japanese airfields on Guam , Rota, Saipan and Tinian islands, preparing for the invasion of Saipan.
The Italian island of Pantelleria surrenders after a heavy air bombardment.
The Italian Air Force bombs the British fortress at Malta in the Mediterranean.
The Disarmament Conference in Geneva ends in failure.
William Beebe, of the New York Zoological Society, dives to a record-setting depth of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda, in a diving chamber called a bathysphere.
Charles Lindbergh, a captain in the US Army Air Corps Reserve, receives the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded, for his solo trans-Atlantic flight.
British troops take Cameroon in Africa.
King Alexander and Queen Draga of Belgrade are assassinated by members of the Serbia army.
Charles E. Duryea receives the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.
Major General Henry W. Halleck finds documents and archives of the Confederate government in Richmond, Virginia. This discovery will lead to the publication of the official war records.
Union forces under General George B. McClellan repulse a Confederate force at Rich Mountain in western Virginia.
Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.
Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor.