This Day in History- June 11

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This Day in History- June 11

History is defined as a story of what has happened or may have happened in the past. History is made every day, it is what is taught in history class of your school, or when someone is telling a story about their past experiences, or an article about where sandwiches originated. So let us know about the events that happened on June 11!

What Happened in India on June 11?

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1866: Agra High Court Established
On June 11, 1866, Allahabad High Court was established. It was earlier known as Agra High Court. Supersession of the Sudder Diwani Adalat by the High Court happened on this day. 

What Happened all around the World on June 11?

Credit: David Darling

1742: Invention of Franklin Stove
The Franklin stove is a type of wood-burning stove and was invented by Benjamin Franklin on 11th June 1742. It was used to warm frontier dwellings, farmhouses, and urban homes for more than 200 years.

1770: Discovering Great BarrierReef
Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia on this day in 1770, by running aground on it. Cook’s ship, The Endeavor, was stuck fast on the reef for an entire day. 

1776: Committee for Declaration of Independence
Continental Congress created a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston as members.

1864: Battle of Trevilian Station
The Battle of Trevilian Station began in Louisa County, Virginia on June 11, 1864. The results of the Battle of Trevilian Station were mixed. Union casualties were 1,007. Confederate losses were reported as 612. It was one of the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry engagements during the war.

1911: Universal Negro Improvement Association
Universal Negro Improvement Association was founded by Marcus Garvey on this day. It was a  black nationalist fraternal organization. The Pan-African organization enjoyed its greatest strength in the 1920s. Though its prestige and influence declined, it still had a strong influence on African-American history and development.

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1987: Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister 
The election was the third consecutive general election victory for the Conservative Party, and the second landslide under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher, who became the first Prime Minister since the Earl of Liverpool in 1820 to lead a party into three successive electoral victories.

1991: Releasing Operating System
Microsoft released its MS-DOS 5.0 operating system. End-user retail – all versions of IBM PC DOS (and other OEM-adapted versions) were sold to end-users. DR-DOS began selling to end-users with version 5.0 in July 1990, followed by MS-DOS 5.0 on June 11, 1991. 

2002: Acknowledging the first inventor of the telephone 
On June 11, 2002, the United States Congress acknowledged Italian immigrant Antonio Meucci as the true inventor of the telephone. 

Credit: CDC

2009: H1N1 as a global pandemic
First described in April 2009, the virus appeared to be a new strain of H1N1 that resulted from a previous triple reassortment of bird, swine, and human flu viruses and that further combined with a Eurasian pig flu virus, leading to the term “swine flu”, and thus became a global pandemic after forty long years. 

Famous Birthdays

1572: Ben Jonson
He was an English playwright and poet who was born in London on June 11, 1572. 

1880: Jeannette Rankin
She was an American politician and the 1st woman to be elected to US Congress. She was also a women’s rights advocate and pacifist and was born in Missoula, Montana on this day.

Credit: Wikipedia

1910: Jacques Cousteau
He was a french oceanic explorer as a profession, he was born in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France.

1913: Vince Lombardi
He was an American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach who was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 11, 1913. 

1956: Ray Nagin
He was an American politician, who was the Mayor of New Orleans between 2002-2010, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1959: Hugh Laurie
He was an English actor, who has worked as Dr Gregory House in ‘House’ was born in Oxford, England.

Credit: The Guardian

1969: Peter Dinklage
Born on June 11, 1969, he is a famous American actor of Games of Thrones was born in Morristown, New Jersey.

This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on June 11! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more such entertaining and informative content, follow Leverage Edu. on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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