Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 11

  • June 11, 1719
    Spanish attempt to restart the Jacobite rebellion fails after Scottish rebels, aided by Spanish troops, who are defeated at Glen Shiel surrender
  • June 11, 1727
    George I dies on a journey to Hanover, George II becomes king of England
  • June 11, 1742
    Austria cedes most of Silesia to Prussia by Treaty of Breslau, ending the First Silesian War
  • June 11, 1770
    Captain James Cook, commander of the British ship Endeavour, discovers the Great Barrier Reef off Australia by running onto it
  • June 11, 1795
    In Tripoli Pasha Yusuf Karamanli deposes his older brother Hamet in a bloodless coup in Ottoman Tripolitania
  • June 11, 1798
    Napoleon captures Malta on his way to Egypt and expels the Knights Hospitaller of Malta from their base
  • June 11, 1858
    Saint Isaac's Cathedral, the largest orthodox basilica, built by the French-born architect Auguste de Montferrand in Saint Petersburg, is opened
  • June 11, 1898
    Guangxu Emperor of China began Hundred Days' Reform in effort to modernize China, but conservative forces soon squelch the attempt
  • June 11, 1901
    Cook Islands are annexed and proclaimed part of New Zealand
  • June 11, 1935
    Edwin Armstrong demonstrates FM broadcasting, broadcasting technology that uses the encoding of information in a carrier wave by varying the instantaneous frequency of the wave, for the first time
  • June 11, 1963
    Thich Quảng Duc, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon as a protest against the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government
  • June 11, 1975
    A democratic and republican Constitution of Greece is promulgated
  • June 11, 2008
    Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is launched
  • June 11, 2009
    The World Health Organization declares the H1N1 influenza has reached the pandemic level, the first time it has called a global flu epidemic in 41 years

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