June 11 in History
1509June 11, 1509:
King Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon whom he would later divorce for not bearing him an heir.
1742June 11, 1742:
King Frederick II of Prussia and Austrian empress Maria Theresa sign the Treaty of Breslau.
1898June 11, 1898:
China, under the Guangxu emperor, begins its 100 Hundred Days of Reform.
1927June 11, 1927:
United States President Calvin Coolidge honors aviator Charles Lindbergh with the Distinguished Flying Cross.
1950June 11, 1950:
Having recovered from an almost fatal car accident, American golfer Ben Hogan makes a comeback to the sport and wins the US Open title.
1963June 11, 1963:
The first two African-American students are enrolled at the University of Alabama after President John F. Kennedy sent troops from the National Guard to stop Governor Wallace’s attempt at keeping the institution racially segregated.
1982June 11, 1982:
Steven Spielberg’s science fiction film, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is released.
2001June 11, 2001:
Timothy McVeigh, whose bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City killed 168 people, is executed.
2002June 11, 2002:
The singing competition television series, “American Idol” makes its debut on Fox.
2010June 11, 2010:
The FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa.