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1742Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove

1987Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd consecutive term

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

2004Ronald Reagan's funeral is held at Washington National Cathedral.

1876Republicans pick Rutherford B. Hayes as US presidental candidate

1983"My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5

1963US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"

2008Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.

1990Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

1982"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", starring Drew Barrymore, is released

199565th French Mens Tennis: Thomas Muster beats Michael Chang (75 62 64)

1982Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1966Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (SF)

198959th French Mens Tennis: Michael Chang beats S Edberg (61 36 46 64 62)

1978"Grease" starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John opens

1982Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

1927Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

200652nd LPGA Championship won by Se Ri Pak

1770Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia

1961Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs

191923rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass

1940British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans

1988"We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14

1978Bjorn Borg wins French Open Title

197824th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1993"Jurassic Park" (starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

1939King & Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party

1928Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," is released

1927Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs

1990UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

1950Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament

1776Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence

June 11th Historical Events
Date Event
1184
Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes. 
BC
AD
631
Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk to persuade release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women. 
758
Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang'an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks bicker and fight over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement is reached when both are allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace. 
1231
Harderwijk (Netherlands) becomes a city 
1345
Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners. 
1429
Hundred Years' War: The start of the Battle of Jargeau. 
1488
Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland 
1517
Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay 
1572
Spanish co-land guardian Duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock 
1578
England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore & colonize North America 
1594
Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines). 
1644
Florentine scientist Evangelista Torricelli describes his invention of the mercury barometer in 1643 in a letter to Michelangelo Ricci 
1666
-14] Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht) 
1676
Battle at Öland: Danish & Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden 
1685
James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II 
1690
English king William III departs to Ireland 
1699
England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain 
1726
Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier 
1742
Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove 
1770
Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia 
1774
Jews of Algiers escape attacking Spanish Army 
1776
Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence 
1788
1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC 
1788
Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska. 
1793
1st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick 
1816
Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded 
1825
The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City. 
1837
The Broad Street Riot occurres in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans. 
1838
Iowa Territory is organized 
1859
Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada 
1864
-12] Battle of Trevillian Station, VA (Central Railroad) 
1864
300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm 
1864
Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: Gen Hobsons unit caught 
1864
Battle of Laurel Hill, WV 
1864
Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg 
1866
The Agra High Court (ow the Allahabad High Court) is established in India. 
1870
1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam 
1876
Republicans pick Rutherford B. Hayes as US presidental candidate 
1878
DC is given a new government by Congress, 3 commissioners appointed by president (change in 1974) 
1891
Puerto Rican flag adopted 
1892
The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia. 
1895
1st auto race 
1895
Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile 
1896
US Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized 
1898
1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo Cuba during Spanish-American War 
1898
23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75 
1898
Emperor De Zong proclaims reforms in Peking 
1900
-12] Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha 
1901
Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand 
1904
Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0 
1904
German Lt-Gen Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa 
1905
Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs) 
1907
Northants all out for 12 v Gloucestershire 
1907
George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket. 
1911
Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15 
1911
Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey 
1911
The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution 
1913
Grand Vizir Mahmud Shevket Pasha is assassinated, resulting in continuing Young Turk terrorism until WWI 
1917
King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicated under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens. 
1919
23rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass 
1919
51st Belmont: J Loftus riding Sir Barton wins in 2:17.6 & Trip Crown 
1920
Republicans nominate Warren G Harding for president 
1921
53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8 
1921
Brazil adopts women suffrage 
1924
Bene Brak Palestine founded 
1924
Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC 
1927
59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6 
1927
Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs 
1927
Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross 
1928
Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," is released 
1934
Disarmament conference in Geneva fails 
1935
Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey. 
1936
Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia 
1936
International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England. 
1937
Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released 
1938
42nd US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 284 at Cherry Hills Denver 
1938
Cin Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0 
1938
Compton scores 1st Test Cricket ton (102 v Aust) aged 20 yrs 19 days 
1938
Earthquake in Belgium 
1938
England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge 
1939
King & Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party 
1940
Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta 
1940
British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans 
1940
World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy. 
1940
World War II: First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta. 
1941
2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam 
1941
Vichy-French planes bomb Tel Aviv, killing 20 Jews 
1942
German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa 
1942
US & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II 
1943
British invades Pantelleria (a tiny island south of Sicily) 
1943
Heinrich Himmler orders liquidation of Nazi ghettos in occupied Poland 
1944
15 US aircraft carriers attack Japanese bases on Marianas 
1944
1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC 
1944
KP gang surprise attack on Dome Arnhem jail 
1947
WW II sugar rationing finally endd in US (began May 28, 1942) 
1949
49th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 286 at Medinah CC ILL 
1949
81st Belmont: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 2:30.2 
1949
Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:28.2) 
1950
Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament 
1951
Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal 
1951
NY Times reports the NYC subway will auction off things found 
1953
"Amos 'n Andy" TV Comedy, also radio from '29; last aired on CBS 
1953
Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge 
1955
1st magnesium jet airplane flies 
1955
87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29 
1955
Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues) 
1957
12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo 
1958
UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon 
1959
Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by US Court of Appeals in Mar 1960) 
1960
92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2 
1960
House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan) 
1961
"Winston Churchill" last airs on ABC-TV 
1961
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
1961
Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium 
1961
Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs 
1962
US President John Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale 
1962
Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz Island prison, the only ones to do so 
1963
Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama 
1963
Greek government of Karamanlis resigns 
1963
US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act" 
1964
Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference 
1964
Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do 
1964
Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend 
1964
West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia 
1966
"(I'm A) Road Runner" by Jr Walker & The All-Stars peaks at #20 
1966
"I Am A Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at #3 
1966
"On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 perfs 
1966
"Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1 
1966
"Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 perfs 
1966
"Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hit #1 in UK 
1966
French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry 
1966
Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (SF) 
1967
A J Foyt & Dan Gurney drove a Ford to victory in Le Mans 
1967
Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game 
1967
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational 
1967
Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes 
1967
Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
1969
"The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hit #1 in UK 
1969
David Bowie releases "Space Oddity" 
1970
US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya 
1971
US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan 
1971
US ends ban on China trade 
1972
18th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Ahern 
1972
31°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June 
1972
KPAT-AM in Berkeley CA returns from KRE 
1972
Gun battle between Loyalist and Republican paramilitaries break out in the Oldpark area of Belfast 
1973
Libya nationalizes Bunker Hunt concession; Nigeria acquires 35 percent participation in Shell-BP concession 
1974
Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash 
1974
Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief 
1975
1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield 
1975
Greece adopts constitution 
1975
One-day international cricket debut, Javed Miandad age 17 yrs 364 days 
1976
"Magnificent Marble Machine" last airs on NBC-TV 
1976
Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa 
1976
Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain 
1976
Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" LP is released in USA 
1977
"Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12 
1977
"Dance & Shake Your Tambourine" by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93 
1977
"I Need A Man" by Grace Jones peaks at #83 
1977
"I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & Sunshine Band peaks at #1 
1977
"Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold peaks at #7 
1977
"The Pretender" by Jackson Browne peaks at #58 
1977
"Watch Closely Now" by Kris Kristofferson peaks at #52 
1977
109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet riding Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6 
1977
Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland 
1977
ELO releases "Telephone Line" 
1977
Main Street Electrical Parade premieres in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World 
1978
"Grease" starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John opens 
1978
24th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez 
1978
Bjorn Borg wins French Open Title 
1978
Christa Tybus of London sets record of 24½ hrs of hula-hoop 
1978
Joseph Freeman Jr is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 
1979
Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months 
1980
K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (SF) 
1981
Cannibal Issei Sagawa kills Dutch student 
1981
Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike 
1981
Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude Golbaf earthquake at Iran, killing at least 2,000. 
1982
Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon 
1982
Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title 
1982
Movie "ET the Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film) 
1982
Pope John Paul II visits Argentina 
1982
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", starring Drew Barrymore, is released 
1983
"Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8 
1983
"Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49 
1983
"Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12 
1983
"My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5 
1983
"Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59 
1983
"When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61 
1983
115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8 
1983
Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab 
1983
Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score & intentionally gutters his ball 
1983
Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14 
1984
Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial of half of his ashes 
1984
US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally 
1985
Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus 
1985
Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 HRS in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7) 
1985
WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR 
1986
"Blacke's Magic" last airs on NBC-TV 
1986
Amnesty International megaconcert 
1987
Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd consecutive term 
1988
"Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall & John Oates peaks at #3 
1988
"Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61 
1988
"We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14 
1988
120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6 
1988
25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7 
1988
Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London 
1988
Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8½") 
1988
Yanks' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI) 
1989
59th French Mens Tennis: Michael Chang beats S Edberg (61 36 46 64 62) 
1989
7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody 
1989
Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International 
1990
Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional 
1990
UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador 
1990
Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress 
1990
Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks) 
1991
Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0 
1992
Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group 
1992
Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of Intl Tennis Hall of Fame 
1992
US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0 
1993
"Jurassic Park" (starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million 
1993
"Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV 
1993
"Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV 
1994
"Meet The Flintstones" by The BC 52's peaks to #33 
1994
126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8 
1994
Drunken police officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun, Sweden 
1994
Moshood Abiola becomes pres of Nigeria 
1994
Cbox is 39'115 long, 20'85 wide, & 8' high in Jacksonville, Fl Largest popcorn container is 6,619.76 cubic feet full of popped corn 
1995
65th French Mens Tennis: Thomas Muster beats Michael Chang (75 62 64) 
1995
Julie Larsen wins Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic 
1995
Rondell White has six hits & hits for the cycle in 13-innings 
1996
Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president 
1996
Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East 
1998
Compaq Computer pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition. 
2001
Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. 
2001
Saudi Arabia seizes ownership, effective June 7, of the 1.6-million-barrels-per-day IPSA pipeline that had carried Iraqi crude oil to the Saudi Red Sea port of Mu'jiz prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait 
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 Phoebe. 
2004
Ronald Reagan's funeral is held at Washington National Cathedral. 
2005
137th Belmont: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 2:28.75 
2006
60th Tony Awards: Jersey Boys & The History Boys win 
2006
52nd LPGA Championship won by Se Ri Pak 
2008
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century. 
2009
A Texas mother was hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen inside her Texas home. Witnesses say the lightning came through a light fixture and struck her chest and exited her foot. Her 9-year-old son franticly called 9-1-1 to save her life. She had to spend three days in the hospital. 
2009
Bulgarian authorities declare the country is officially in recession after dropping 1.6% in the last quarter of 2008 
2012
Five people are killed after an ambulance hits a roadside bomb in Afghanistan 
2012
23 people are killed after two villages are attacked in northern Nigeria 
2012
The Nobel Prize is reduced by 20% to prevent any future undermining of capital 
2012
Two earthquakes in Afghanistan trigger landslides that kill more than 80 people 
2012
Los Angeles Kings defeat New Jersey Devils 6-1 in game 6 to win the NHL's Stanley Cup 
2016
Former Voice contestant Christina Grimmie shot dead in Orlando 
2016
Queen's 90th birthday to be marked at Trooping the Colour parade 
2016
Gawker files for bankruptcy after losing $140m case 
2017
Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes by two lengths over Irish War Cry 
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