Saturday, March 2, 2024 (Week 09)

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.

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1987
Margaret Thatcher wins her third consecutive term as Prime Minister.
1967
Israel and Syria accept a U. N. cease-fire.
1963
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
1944
U.S. carrier-based planes attack Japanese airfields on Guam , Rota, Saipan and Tinian islands, preparing for the invasion of Saipan.
1943
The Italian island of Pantelleria surrenders after a heavy air bombardment.
1940
The Italian Air Force bombs the British fortress at Malta in the Mediterranean.
1934
The Disarmament Conference in Geneva ends in failure.
1930
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.
1927
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.
1915
British troops take Cameroon in Africa.
1903
King Alexander and Queen Draga of Belgrade are assassinated by members of the Serbia army.
1895
Charles E. Duryea receives the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.
1865
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.
1861
Union forces under General George B. McClellan repulse a Confederate force at Rich Mountain in western Virginia.
1798
Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.
1770
Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
1509
Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
1346
Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor.