JUNE 11 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1456 – Anne Neville the English wife of Richard III of England was born on the 11th June 1456 (died 1485).

1509 – Henry VIII of England married Catherine of Aragon on the 11th June 1509.

1776 – John Constable the English painter was born on the 11th June 1776 (died 1837).

1788 – Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reached Alaska on the 11th June 1788.

1815 – Julia Margaret Cameron the Indian photographer was born on the 11th June 1815 (died 1879).

1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, was officially established in Melbourne, Australia on the 11th June 1892.

1894 – Kiichiro Toyoda the Japanese businessman and founder of Toyota was born on the 11th June 1894 (died 1952).

1901 – New Zealand annexed the Cook Islands on the 11th June 1901.

1910 – Jacques Cousteau the French biologist, author, inventor and co-developer of the aqua-lung was born on the 11th June 1910 (died 1997).

1913 – Coby Whitmore the American painter and illustrator was born on the 11th June 1913 (died 1988).

1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gave the 1st public demonstration of FM broadcasting on the 11th June 1935, in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.

1936 – The International Surrealist Exhibition opened in London, England on the 11th June 1936.

1939 – Jackie Stewart the Scottish race car driver was born on the 11th June 1939.

1947 – Richard Palmer-James the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from King Crimson and Supertramp was born on the 11th June 1947.

1949 – Frank Beard the American drummer and songwriter from ZZ Top was born on the 11th June 1949.

1950 – Graham Russell the English-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Air Supply was born on the 11th June 1950.

1950 – Bjarne Stroustrup the Danish computer scientist and creator of C++ was born on the 11th June 1950.

1951 – Yasumasa Morimura the Japanese painter was born on the 11th June 1951.

1952 – Donnie Van Zant the American singer-songwriter and guitarist  from 38 Special was born on the 11th June 1952.

1954 – Johnny Neel the American vocalist, songwriter and musician from The Allman Brothers Band was born on the 11th June 1954.

1955 – 83 spectators were killed with about 100 injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collided at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 11th June 1955, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.

1960 – Mehmet Oz the American surgeon, author and television host was born on the 11th June 1960. www.DoctorOz.com

1963 – Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burnt himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection on the 11th June 1963, to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.

1964 ~ The Beatles arrived in Australia for the first time on the morning of the 11th June 1964. The Beatles flew to Australia from Hong Kong to Sydney, with a stop at 2.35am en route in Darwin for their aeroplane to refuel. A crowd of about 2,000 fans greeted The Beatles at Sydney’s Mascot International Airport on the cold and rainy winter morning. YouTube video: The Beatles Arrive in Australia (1964)…

1965 – Manuel Uribe the Mexican world’s heaviest man was born on the 11th June 1965.

1968 – Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein was born on the 11th June 1968.

1969 – Steven Drozd the American singer-songwriter from The Flaming Lips was born on the 11th June 1969.

1972 – The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver was on the 11th June 1972, killing 6 people and injuring 126.

1977 – Geoff Ogilvy the Australian golfer was born on the 11th June 1977.

1982 – Marco Arment the American businessman and co-creator of Tumblr was born on the 11th June 1982.

1988 – Claire Holt the Australian actress was born on the 11th June 1988.

1991 ~ Dan Howell the English radio host and blogger was born on the 11th June 1991. Dan Howell is best known his YouTube channel DANiSNOTONFiRE, which reached 2 million subscribers on the 30th July 2013. Dan Howell and Phil Lester started presenting The Request Show with Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1 in January 2013. Dan Howell on YouTube: www.Youtube.com/user/danisnotonfire | Facebook: www.facebook.com/danisnotonfire | Twitter: www.Twitter.com/danisnotonfire | YouTube video: Existential Crisis by Dan is Not On Fire…

1998 – Compaq Computer paid $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation on the 11th June 1998, in the largest high-tech acquisition.

2001 – Timothy McVeigh was executed on the 11th June 2001, for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2002 – Antonio Meucci was acknowledged as the 1st inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress on the 11th June 2002.

2004 – Cassini-Huygens made its closest fly by of the Saturn moon Phoebe on the 11th June 2004.

Today in History for June 11th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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