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11 June

323BC – Mesopotamia – Alexander the Great died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_the_Great

786 – Saudi Arabia – Battle of Fakhkh. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fakhkh

1329 – Byzantine Empire – Battle of Pelekanon ended (Byzantine-Ottoman Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pelekanon

1429 – France – Battle of Jargeau began (Hundred Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jargeau

1488 – Scotland – Battle of Sauchieburn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sauchieburn

1488 – Scotland – James III assassinated, aged 36. James IV became king aged 15. http://www.britroyals.com/scots.asp?id=james3_scot http://www.britroyals.com/scots.asp?id=james4_scot

1509 – England – Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon. http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/the-marriage-of-henry-viii-and-catherine-of-aragon/   http://www.britroyals.com/tudor.asp?id=catherine_aragon

1727 – GB – George I died, aged 67.   George II became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george1 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george2

1775 – America – Battle of Machias began (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Machias

1776 – America – Committee of Five chosen to draft Declaration of Independence. http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-declaration-of-independence/drafting-the-declaration/


1805 – USA – Detroit Fire. https://youtu.be/hVyc4-EBnDI http://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/great-fire-1805


1837 – USA – Broad Street Riot in Boston. https://youtu.be/RwzNKJE_bjY   http://www.celebrateboston.com/strange/broad-street-riot.htm

1839 – UK – Earthquake measuring 2.9Mw, epicentre in Rochdale, Lancashire.

1865 – Argentina – Battle of Riachuelo (Paraguayan War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Riachuelo

1892 – Australia – Limelight Department established in Melbourne. https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/Who-We-Are/History-and-heritage/Australias-first-film-studio/

1898 – China – 100 days’ reform began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Days%27_Reform

1909 – France – Earthquake measuring 6.0Mw, epicentre in Lambesc, 46 killed. http://bsgf.geoscienceworld.org/content/174/5/497.abstract

1917 – Greece – Constantine I abdicated, Alexander became King. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_I_of_Greece http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_of_Greece

1934 – Argentina – Pan American Grace Airways plane crashed at Junin, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19340611-1

1936 – UK – International Surrealist Exhibition opened at New Burlington Galleries, London. http://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/2013/06/10/the-international-surrealist-exhibition-london-11-june-to-4-july-1936/

1938 – China – Battle of Wuhan began (Second Sino-Japanese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wuhan


1938 – China – Yellow River Flood, 500,000+ killed (Second Sino-Japanese War). http://youtu.be/y_vUWh56idU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/benchmarks-diverting-huang-he-river

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Ruhr & Rhineland industrial areas (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – Atlantic Ocean – RAF plane crashed in South Atlantic, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420611-1

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Münster, USAAF attacked Wilhalmhaven (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Iceland – US Navy plane crashed off coast, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430611-1

1944 – Myanmar – USAAF plane crashed near Hopin, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440611-1

1956 – CeylonGal Oya Riots, 150 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal_Oya_riots


1962 – USA – Three prisoners escaped from Alcatraz Island. http://youtu.be/U-VkbV7Ux0Q  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.alcatrazhistory.com/alcesc1.htm 


1963 – USA – Two African-American students prevented from entering University of Alabama. http://youtu.be/ChI27VRezQc WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/press-past/2013/06/11/george-wallace-stood-in-a-doorway-at-the-university-of-alabama-50-years-ago-today

1964 – Germany – Cologne school massacre, 10 killed. http://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/seifert-walter.htm

1972 – UK – Train crash at Eltham Well Hall, London, 6 killed. http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=134

1981 – Iran – Earthquake measuring 6.9Mw, epicentre in Golbaf, 2,000 killed.

2001 – USA – Timothy McVeigh executed for role in Oklahoma City Bombing. http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m1/mcveigh-timothy.htm

2007 – Bangladesh – Mudslides in Chittagong, 130 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6739889.stm

2012 – Afghanistan – Earthquake measuring 5.7Mw, epicentre in Hindu Kush, 80+killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18406216