June 11 Events in History - June 11 Birthdays - June 11 Deaths
2015 Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, steps down after the company reports poor first quarter results; cofounder Jack Dorsey will step in as temporary CEO, but Costolo will keep his position on the board
2014 The European Commission (EC) is examining the tax status of Fiat in Luxembourg; Starbucks in the Netherlands; and Apple in Ireland to identify potential unfair tax advantages; the companies say they are in compliance with financial laws
2014 Eric Cantor, majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, will step down from his leadership position at the end of July following a surprising primary election defeat by Tea Party candidate David Brat
2013 Russia's parliament passes bills banning homosexual 'propaganda'; police near the Duma take gays into custody after they anti-gay extremists hit them with eggs
2013 Three astronauts begin a 15-day mission on the Shenzhou 10, the fifth manned spaceflight mission and the second and final one to space laboratory Tiangong-1
2012 Winds in southwestern Western Australia of up to 140km/h batter the area and leave more than 170,000 homes without power
2012 Construction of The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the world's biggest optical telescope is approved
2011 In Rome, Italy, over 500,000 people demonstrate, demanding same-sex rights
2011 Ancient Korean royal books looted by French troops in 1866 are returned to South Korea; 1,000 officials and locals celebrate the return of the 297-volume 'Oegyujanggak' books
2010 Flash floods on the Little Missouri River kill at least 20 people near a campground in the Ouachita Mountains, west of Little Rock, Arkansas
2009 The "swine flu", the H1N1 influenza strain is the first condition deemed a global pandemic since the Hong Kong flu of 1967 - 1968
2001 Timothy McVeigh executed for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed at least 168
1996 Bob Dole, Senator-R-Kansas, resigns from U.S. senate to run for president
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 and hits for the cycle in 13-innings
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 officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun Sweden
1994 Moshood Abiola becomes President of Nigeria
1994 Cbox is 39'115 long, 20'85 wide, and 8' high in Jacksonville, Florida Largest popcorn container is 6,619.76 cubic feet full of popped corn
1993 "Scattergories," game show; last airs on NBC-TV
1993 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV
1992 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
1992 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame
1992 U.S. Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0
1991 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
1990 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of U.S. flag unconstitutional
1990 U.N. 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 and Willie Randolph (all ex Yankees)
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
1988 "Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall and 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 U.S.S.R. sets long jump woman's record (24"8")
1988 Yankees' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win 3rd term
1986 "Blacke's Magic," last airs on NBC-TV
1986 Amnesty International megaconcert
1985 Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
1985 Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 home runs in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7)
1985 WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
1984 Funeral for S Nakagawa and burial of half of his ashes
1984 Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally
1983 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
1983 "Cool Places" by Sparks and 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 and intentionally gutters his ball
1983 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
1982 Israel and 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
1981 Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike
1980 K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (SF)
1979 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
1978 "Grease" starring John Travolta and 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 24 hours of hula-hoop
1978 Joseph Freeman, Jr. is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1977 "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12
1977 "Dance and Shake Your Tambourine" by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93
1977 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by Kansas City and Sunshine Band peaks at #1
1977 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet aboard 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 at Disney
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 and Roll Music" LP is released in USA
1975 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
1975 Greece adopts constitution
1975 One-day international cricket debut, Javed Miandad age 17 years 364 days
1974 Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief
1972 18th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Ahern
1972 31 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
1972 KPAT-AM in Berkeley, California returns from KRE
1971 U.S. and Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
1971 U.S. ends ban on China trade
1970 U.S. leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
1969 "The Ballad Of John and Yoko" by The Beatles hit #1 in UK
1967 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drove a Ford to victory in Le Mans
1967 Chicago Cubs (7) and New York Mets (4) tie record of 11 home runs in a game
1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1967 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
1966 "(I'm A) Road Runner" by, Jr. Walker and The All-Stars peaks at #20
1966 "I Am A Rock" by Simon and Garfunkel peaks at #3
1966 "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 280 performances
1966 "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1
1966 "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 248 performances
1966 "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hit #1 in U.K.
1966 French and German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
1966 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig in San Francisco
1964 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
1964 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy
1964 Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend
1964 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
1963 Governor Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
1963 Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
1963 John F. Kennedy says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act"
1962 President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted an honorary degree from Yale
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 and 20th of 61 home runs
1960 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2
1960 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
1959 Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by U.S. Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)
1958 U.N. Security council sends observers to Lebanon
1957 12 die in a train crash in Vroman, Colorado
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
1953 "Amos 'n Andy," TV Comedy, also radio from '29; last aired on CBS
1953 Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge
1951 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
1951 New York Times reports the New York City subway will auction off things found
1950 Ben Hogan wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1949 49th U.S. 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 U.S., began May 28, 1942
1944 15 U.S. aircraft carriers attack Japanese bases on Marianas
1944 1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in U.S., Cathedral of St. Sava, New York City
1944 KP gang surprise attack on Dome Arnhem jail
1943 British invades Pantelleria, tiny island south of Sicily
1943 Heinrich Himmler orders liquidation of Polish ghettos
1942 German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa
1942 U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II
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 Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans
1939 King and Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party
1938 42nd U.S. Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 284 at Cherry Hills Denver
1938 Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
1938 Compton scores 1st Test Cricket ton (102 vs. Australia) aged 20 years 19 days
1938 Earthquake in Belgium
1938 England declare at 8 for 658 vs. Australia at Trent Bridge
1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released
1936 Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
1934 Disarmament conference in Geneva fails
1928 Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," is released
1927 59th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6
1927 Babe Ruth hits 19th and 20th of 60 home runs
1927 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
1924 Bene Brak Palestine founded
1924 Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
1921 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8
1921 Brazil adopts women suffrage
1920 Republicans nominate Warren G Harding for president
1919 23rd U.S. Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass
1919 51st Belmont: J Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:17.6 and Trip Crown
1911 Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
1911 UNIA founded by Garvey
1907 Northants all out for 12 vs. Gloucestershire
1905 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world, New York - Chicago in 18 hours
1904 Cub's Bob Wicker no-hits New York Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
1904 German Lieutenant-general Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
1901 Cook Islands annexed and proclaimed part of New Zealand
1900 Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha
1898 1st U.S. Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
1898 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms aboard Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75
1898 600 U.S. Marines land at Guantanamo Cuba
1898 Emperor De Zong proclaims reforms in Peking
1896 U.S. Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized
1895 Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile
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 presidental candidate
1870 1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam
1864 Battle of Trevillian Station, Virginia, Central Railroad
1864 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm
1864 Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: General Hobsons unit caught
1864 Battle of Laurel Hill, West Virginia
1864 Battle of Trevillian Station, Virginia, Central Railroad
1864 Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg
1859 Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada
1838 Iowa Territory is organized
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
1776 Continental Congress create a committee to draft Declaration of Independence
1774 Jews of Algiers escape attack of Spanish Army
1770 Captain 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 and Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain
1690 English king Willem III departs to Ireland
1685 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II
1676 Battle at land: Danish and Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden
1666 Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht)
1644 Florentine scientist describe invention of barometer
1578 England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore and colonize US
1572 Spanish co-land guardian duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock
1517 Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay
1509 King Henry VIII marries wife #1 Catharina of Aragon
1488 Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland
1231 Harderwijk becomes a city