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  • June 11, 1967 CE – The Six Day War Ends

    For the first time in a week, the sun rose in peaceful skies around the Sinai Peninsula on June 11th,1967.  The nation of Israel, surrounded by hostile armies from Egypt, Syria and Jordan, scored an impressive victory –  tripling its land holdings in the region in very short order.  Much of the territory that fills peace talks and news broadcasts… Read More →

June 11 - List of Other Events in the world
Year Events
1345 On this day, political prisoners lynched megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire.
1488 The Battle of Sauchieburn was fought on this day between rebel Lords and James III of Scotland. The battle resulted in the death of the King.
1509 Henry VIII of England married Catherine of Aragon.
1776 Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston were appointed by the Continental Congress to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
1788 On this day, Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reached Alaska.
1892 One of the world's first film studios, the Limelight Department, was officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
1901 The United Kingdom extended the boundaries of the Colony of New Zealand to include the Cook Islands.
1917 Following the abdication of Constantine I as the King of Greece under pressure by allied armies occupying Greece, his son Alexander assumed the throne.
1936 The London International Surrealist Exhibition opened on this day.
1937 As a part of the Great Purge, the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executed eight army leaders.
1955 At least 83 spectators were killed and around 100 injured when an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collided at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is considered the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
1962 Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escaped from the prison on Alcatraz Island. They were the only prisoners to have ever escaped from the island.
1964 At least eight children and two teachers were killed and many injured when World War II veteran Walter Seifert attacked an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, with a home-made flamethrower and a lance.
1978 On this day, Altaf Hussain founded the All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
1981 At least 2,000 people were killed when a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Golbaf, Iran.
1993 Jurassic Park was released in the United States on this day. It became the highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Titanic in 1997.
2001 Timothy McVeigh was executed on this day for his involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing.
2007 At least 130 people were killed in mudslides in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
2012 More than 80 people were killed in a landslide triggered by two earthquakes in Afghanistan.
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