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6/11/2014 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - June 11
 
 "Grease"
starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John 

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Today in History in 1742 Benjamin Franklin invented his Franklin stove; in 1928 Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," was released; and in 1978 "Grease" starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John opened.

Today in History Our On This Day In History HistoryOrb.com archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of some of them for June 11:


Historical Events

  • 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
  • 631 - Emperor Taizong of Tang, the Emperor of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to persuade the release of enslaved Chinese prisoners who were 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.
  • 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 describe invention of barometer
  • 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
  • 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 Polish ghettos
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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