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Friday, June 11, 2010

July 11 ndash The 2010 FIFA World Cup is held in South Africa, and is won by Spain, with the runner-up being Holland.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The World Health Organization declares the current outbreak of H1N1 to be a “pandemic”, the first since the 1968 Hong Kong flu. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8094655.stm (BBC) //www.rte.ie/news/2009/0611/swineflu.html (RTÉ)
The outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as swine flu, is deemed a global pandemic,ref name=WHO level 6 becoming the first condition since the Hong Kong flu of 1967ndash1968 to receive this designation.
RTÉ, Ireland's public service broadcaster, denies it is facing bankruptcy. //www.rte.ie/news/2009/0611/rte.html (RTÉ)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Japan's House of Councillors passes a censure motion against the Prime Minister of Japan Yasuo Fukuda, the first such motion to be passed since World War II. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7447698.stm (BBC News)
Reports claim that at least 10 Pakistan Army soldiers have died in an apparent United States-led air strike near the border with Afghanistan with eight Taliban militants also killed. Pakistan condemns the airstrike as unprovoked and cowardly. The U.S. has released video of the strike showing the militants fighting in order to justify the attacks. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7447608.stm (BBC News) //www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSISL17728520080611 (Reuters)
NASA launches the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j1fGVi2KRAvVuIJmoyEjteRbYO0gD91814282 (AP via Google News)
The Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper apologises to tens of thousands of the aboriginal peoples of Canada for more than a century of abuses of First Nations, Inuit and Métis at residential schools set up to assimilate them into Canadian society. //news.sbs.com.au/worldnewsaustralia/canada_says_39sorry39_for_indigenous_abuse_549081 (SBS) //news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080612/ap_on_re_ca/canada_indian_apology (AP via Yahoo! News)
June 2008 tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch near Little Sioux, Iowa kills four Boy Scouts and injures several others. //www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080611/NEWS/80611078/0/politics ("Des Moines Register") //news.yahoo.com/s/ap/severe_weather (AP via Yahoo! News) //www.ajc.com/travel/content/news/stories/2008/06/11/boy_scouts_tornado.html ("Atlanta Journal-Constitution") //www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91415289 ("National Public Radio")

Monday, June 11, 2007

Flooding in the southern Chinese provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Fujian, and Jiangxi damage agricultural land and crops, kill 66 people, and force 600,000 people from their homes. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6739021.stm (BBC)

Friday, June 11, 2004

Terry Nichols is spared the death penalty by an Oklahoma state court on murder charges stemming from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The decision comes on the third anniversary of the execution of his co-defendant, Timothy McVeigh, in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

US baseball: Six Houston Astros pitchers combine to pitch a no-hitter against the New York Yankees. The game sets several records, including the most pitchers to combine for a no-hitter in Major League Baseball history, and a record for the Yankees for the most sequential games without being no-hit. //yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/index.jsp?c_id=nyy

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Antonio Meucci is recognized as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
Mohammed Zahir Shah opened a loya jirga in Afghanistan.

Monday, June 11, 2001

Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh executed in Indiana

Wednesday, June 11, 1997

In the United Kingdom, the House of Commons votes for a total ban on handguns.

Thursday, June 11, 1987

The Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, led by Margaret Thatcher, is re-elected for a third term at the 1987 general election.

Friday, June 11, 1971

Gijs van Lennep wins the 24 hours of Le Mans together with Helmut Marko.

Thursday, June 11, 1970

The United States gets its first female generals: Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington.

Sunday, June 11, 1967

A race riot occurs in Ta, Florida after the shooting death of Martin Chambers by police while allegedly robbing a camera store. The unrest lasts several days.
Venera program: "Venera 4" is launched by the Soviet Union (the first space probe to enter another planet's atmosphere and successfully return data).

Saturday, June 11, 1955

Le Mans disaster: eighty-three people are killed and at least 100 are injured after two race cars collide in the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Friday, June 11, 1948

Communist guerrillas kill 3 rubber planters in Malaya.
The first monkey astronaut, Albert I, is launched into space from White Sands, New Mexico.
Three armed men hijack the Cathay Pacific passenger plane "Miss Macao" and shoot the pilot the plane crashes, killing 26 of 27 people on board.

Wednesday, June 11, 1947

15 ndash First Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is held in Wales.

Saturday, June 11, 1938

Fire destroys 212 buildings in Ludza, Latvia.

Monday, June 11, 1928

A medical doctors' strike begins in Vienna.

Sunday, June 11, 1922

U.S. première of Robert J. Flaherty's "Nanook of the North", the first commercially successful feature length documentary film.

Thursday, June 11, 1903

Saturday, June 11, 1892

The Limelight Department, later one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.

Sunday, June 11, 1882

The Urabi Revolt breaks out in Egypt against the Khedive and European influence in that country.

Monday, June 11, 1866

The Agra High Court is established (later shifted to the Allahabad High Court).

Sunday, June 11, 1865

Battle of Riachuelo: The Brazilian Navy squadron defeats the Paraguayan Navy.

Sunday, June 11, 1837

The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, Massachusetts, fueled by ethnic tensions between the Irish and the Yankees.

Tuesday, June 11, 1805

Detroit burns to the ground most of the city is destroyed.

Tuesday, June 11, 1776

American Revolution: The Continental Congress appoints a committee to draft the Declaration of Independence.

Wednesday, June 11, 1727

George, Prince of Wales, becomes King George II of Great Britain on the death of his father.ref name=The People's Chronology/

Thursday, June 11, 1699

England, France and the Netherlands agree on the Second Partition Treaty of Spain.

Monday, June 11, 1685

Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland, lands at Lyme Regis with an invasion force brought from the Netherlands to challenge his uncle, James II, for the Crown of England.ref name=ODNB Monmouth

Tuesday, June 11, 1675

Armed Wanoags are reported traveling around Swansea, Massachusetts.

Friday, June 11, 1666

July ndash The city of Piteå in Sweden is completely burned by a large fire

Saturday, June 11, 1594

Philip II of Spain recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves the way for the stabilization of the rule of the Principalía.

Monday, June 11, 1584

Walk (today Valka and Valga, towns in Latvia and Estonia respectively) receives city rights from Polish king Stefan Bathory.

Wednesday, June 1, 1580 (Julianian calendar)

Monday, June 2, 1488 (Julianian calendar)

Saturday, June 3, 1329 (Julianian calendar)

Wiesbaden is granted the right of coinage by Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
Michael of Cesena is deposed as General of the Franciscans.
Construction begins on the cathedral of Frombork, Poland.
Amberg, Germany passes to the Wittelsbach family.

Saturday, June 4, 1289 (Julianian calendar)

Construction of Conwy Castle, ordered by King Edward I of England, is completed in Wales.
The Italian Guelph and Ghibelline factions fight in the Battle of Caldino the Guelph victory secures their position of power in Florence.
Franciscan friars begin missionary work in China.
Pope Nicholas IV formally constitutes the University of Montpellier in France by papal bull, combining various existing schools under the mantle of a single university.
Construction of the Belaya Vezha tower in Belarus is completed.
In Siena, twenty three partners, including five members of the Bonsignori family, re-create the Gran Tavola, formerly the most successful European bank, which had ceased its operations after the death of its creator and manager Orlando Bonsignori in 1273.
Jews are expelled from Gascony and Anjou in France.

Tuesday, June 4, 1157 (Julianian calendar)

Albert I of Brandenburg, also called, The Bear (Ger: Albrecht der Bär), becomes the founder of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, Germany and the first Margrave.

Thursday, June 4, 1125 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Azaz: The Crusaders defeat the Seljuk Turks.

Tuesday, June 4, 1118 (Julianian calendar)

Baldwin I of Jerusalem invades Egypt.
Suleyman I ibn al-Ghazi becomes emir of Aleppo.
Ahmed Sanjar and Mahmud II proclaim themselves rival Seljuk sultans upon the death of Mehmed I of Great Seljuk.
Bahram Shah becomes Ghaznavid Emperor.
Baldwin of Le Bourg succeeds his cousin Baldwin I as king of Jerusalem.
The Byzantine general Philocales captures Sardis from the Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm.
Roger of Salerno, Prince of Antioch, captures Azaz from the Seljuk Turks.
Roman of Le Puy becomes lord of Oultrejordain.
Joscelin I succeeds Baldwin of Le Bourg as Count of Edessa.

Saturday, June 5, 1042 (Julianian calendar)

Incursions by the Western Xia and the threat of further Liao Dynasty military actions against the Song Dynasty force an increase in tribute payments to the Liao.
Harald III of Norway, at this time leader of the Varangian Guard in the Byzantine Empire, returns to Norway, possibly because of his involvement in Maniaces' revolt.
Empress Zoe marries for the third time and elevates her husband to the throne as Constantine IX.
The Normans in Italy move their capital to Melfi.
Abad II succeeds his father to the throne of Sevilla.
George Maniaces, Byzantine general in Sicily, revolts against Constantine IX.
The Almoravids, led by Abdullah Ibn Yasin, invade Morocco.
Byzantine-Arab Wars: The Byzantines conquer Edessa, returning to Christian hands after 400 years of Islamic rule.

Tuesday, June 5, 1011 (Julianian calendar)

Danes capture Canterbury, taking Alphege, the Archbishop of Canterbury as a prisoner.ref name=CBH/
Ibn al-Haytham (Alhacen), a famous Persianscientist working in Egypt, feigns madness in fear of angering Al-Hakim, and is kept under house arrest until 1021. During this time he begins writing his influential "Book of Optics".
In Georgia, Bagrat III dispossesses Sumbat III of Klarjeti, who dies thereafter.
Byrhtferth of Ramsey writes his "Manual", on the subject of time.ref name=CBH
The Chinese "Guangyun" rime dictionary is compiled under Emperor Zhenzong of Song.
The German king Henry II enfeoffes Adalbero, Duke of Carinthia with the Carinthian duchy, including the rule over the March of Verona (or in 1012).
Emperor Sanjō ascends to the throne of Japan.
the Byzantine army under the "catapan" Basil Mesardonites takes Bari from the rebellious Lombard lord Melus.

Wednesday, June 7, 758 (Julianian calendar)

Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang'an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks bicker and fight over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement was reached when both were allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace.
King Desiderius of the Lombards captures Spoleto and Benevento.
Swithred is succeeded by Sigeric as King of Essex.
The moderate Ibadites under the Persian \'Abd al-Rahman Iban Rustam conquer Kairouan and massacre the SofritesKharijites.Gilbert Meynier (2010) "L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518)". Paris: La Découverte pp.25.

Friday, June 12, 173 (Julianian calendar)

Given control of the Eastern Empire, Avidius Cassius, the governor of Syria, crushes an insurrection of shepherds known as the boukoloi.
Emperor Marcus Aurelius begins a caign against the Quadi, who had broken the peace treaty (171). In a violent thunderstorm he defeats and subdues them in the so-called miracle of the rain.
Source: Wikipedia