On June 11, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. In the Gregorian calendar, June 11th is the 162nd day of the year. During the Trojan War, Troy is sacked and burned, the Continental Congress forms a committee to draught a Declaration of Independence, and the 3 World Trade Center officially opens, according to Eratosthenes’ estimates.
Gemini is the zodiac sign for June 11th. Dr. Oz, Kodak Black, Hugh Laurie, and Gene Wilder all had famous birthdays. National Corn on the Cob Day is today.
(June 11, 1770)Captain James Cook, a British explorer, runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
(June 11, 1903)King Alexander I of Serbia and his wife, Queen Draga, are assassinated by a gang of Serbian officers who assault the royal house.
(June 11, 1935)In Alpine, New Jersey, inventor Edwin Armstrong makes the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States.
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