History's June 11
    1985 Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
    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
    1984 Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial of half of his ashes
    1983 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
    1983 Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score & intentionally gutters his ball
    1983 Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
    1983 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
    1983 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
    1983 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12
    1983 "Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
    1983 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
    1983 "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5
    1983 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
    1982 "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released
    1982 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina
    1982 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
    1982 Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
    1981 Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike
    1981 Cannibal Issei Sagawa kills Dutch student
    1981 Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude Golbaf earthquake at Iran, killing at least 2,000.
    1980 K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (SF)
    1979 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
    1979 78th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Victor Pecci (6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4)
    1979 78th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (6-2, 6-0)
    1978 77th Women's French Open: Virginia Ruzici beats Mima Jausovec (6-2, 6-2)
    1978 77th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (6-1, 6-1, 6-3)
    1978 Joseph Freeman Jr is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    1978 24th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
    1978 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John and based on the 1971 musical
    1978 Christa Tybus of London sets record of 24½ hrs of hula-hoop
    1977 "The Pretender" by Jackson Browne peaks at #58
    1977 "Watch Closely Now" by Kris Kristofferson peaks at #52
    1977 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & Sunshine Band peaks at #1
    1977 "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold peaks at #7
    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 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
    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
    1975 One-day international cricket debut, Javed Miandad age 17 yrs 364 days
    1975 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
    1975 Greece adopts constitution
    1974 Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash
    1974 Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief
    1973 Libya nationalizes Bunker Hunt concession; Nigeria acquires 35 percent participation in Shell-BP concession
    1972 Gun battle between Loyalist and Republican paramilitaries break out in the Oldpark area of Belfast
    1972 31°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
    1972 18th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Ahern
    1972 KPAT-AM in Berkeley CA returns from KRE
    1971 US ends ban on China trade
    1971 US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
    1970 US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
    1969 "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hits #1 in UK
    1967 Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
    1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
    1967 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans
    1967 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
    1967 Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game
    1966 "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 performances
    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 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (SF)
    1966 "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1
    1966 "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 performances
    1966 "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hits #1 in UK
    1966 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
    1964 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
    1964 Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend
    1964 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
    1964 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
    1963 Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
    1963 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
    1963 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"
    1962 Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz Island prison, the only ones to do so
    1962 US President John Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale
    1961 Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs
    1961 Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium
    1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
    1961 "Winston Churchill" last airs on ABC-TV
    1960 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
    1960 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2
    1959 Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by US Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)
    1959 Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open
    1958 UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
    1957 12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo
    1955 1st magnesium jet airplane flies
    1955 Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues)
    1955 87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29
    1953 Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge
    1953 "Amos 'n Andy" TV Comedy, also radio from '29; last aired on CBS
    1951 NY Times reports the NYC subway will auction off things found
    1951 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
    1950 Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament
    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)
    1947 WW II sugar rationing finally endd in US (began May 28, 1942)
    1944 1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC
    1944 15 US aircraft carriers attack Japanese bases on Marianas
    1944 KP gang surprise attack on Dome Arnhem jail
    1943 Heinrich Himmler orders liquidation of Nazi ghettos in occupied Poland
    1943 British invades Pantelleria (a tiny island south of Sicily)
    1942 US & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II
    1942 German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa
    1941 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
    1941 Vichy-French planes bomb Tel Aviv, killing 20 Jews
    1940 Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta
    1940 British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans
    1940 World War II: First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta.
    1940 World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.
    1939 King & Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party
    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
    1938 43rd Men's French Championships: Don Budge beats Roderich Menzel (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
    1938 43rd Women's French Championships: Simonne Mathieu beats Nelly Adamson (6-0, 6-3)
    1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released
    1936 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
    1936 Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
    1935 Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey.
    1934 Disarmament conference in Geneva fails
    1928 Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," (or "The Lodger") is released
    1927 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
    1927 Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs
    1927 59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6
    1924 Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
    1924 Bene Brak Palestine founded
    1921 Brazil adopts women suffrage
    1921 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8
    1920 Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president
    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
    1917 King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicated under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.
    1913 Grand Vizir Mahmud Shevket Pasha is assassinated, resulting in continuing Young Turk terrorism until WWI
    1911 The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution
    1911 Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey
    1911 Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
    1909 49th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 295 at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
    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.
    1905 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)
    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
    1903 43rd British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club
    1901 Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand
    1900 -12] Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha
    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
    1896 US Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized
    1895 Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile
    1892 The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
    1891 Puerto Rican flag adopted
    1878 DC is given a new government by Congress, 3 commissioners appointed by president (change in 1974)
    1876 Republicans pick Rutherford B. Hayes as US presidental candidate
    1870 1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam
    1866 The Agra High Court (ow the Allahabad High Court) is established in India.
    1864 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm
    1864 Battle of Laurel Hill, WV
    1864 Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: Gen Hobsons unit caught
    1864 Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg
    1864 -12] Battle of Trevillian Station, VA (Central Railroad)
    1859 Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada
    1838 Iowa Territory is organized
    1837 The Broad Street Riot occurres in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans.
    1825 The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
    1816 Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
    1793 1st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick
    1788 1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC
    1788 Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
    1776 Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence
    1774 Jews of Algiers escape attacking Spanish Army
    1770 Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia
    1742 Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove
    1726 Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier
    1699 England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain
    1690 English king William III departs to Ireland
    1685 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II
    1676 Battle at Öland: Danish & Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden
    1666 -14] Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht)
    1644 Florentine scientist Evangelista Torricelli describes his invention of the mercury barometer in 1643 in a letter to Michelangelo Ricci
    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).
    1578 England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore & colonize North America
    1572 Spanish co-land guardian Duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock
    1517 Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay
    1488 Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland
    1429 Hundred Years' War: The start of the Battle of Jargeau.
    1345 Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
    1231 Harderwijk (Netherlands) becomes a city
    1184 BC Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
    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.
    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.
    173Marcomannic 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”.
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