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  • Osaka, Japan
    Sunday Jun 11, 1899
    Yasunari Kawabata

    Birth

    Osaka, Japan
    Sunday Jun 11, 1899

    On 11 June 1899, Yasunari Kawabata was born into a well-established family in Osaka, Japan.




  • Malta
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940
    World War II

    Siege of Malta

    Malta
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940

    In early June 1940 the Italian Royal Air Forces attacked and besieged Malta, a British possession. The siege lasted from June 1940 to November 1942, the fight for the control of the strategically important island of the British Crown Colony of Malta, which pitted the air forces and navies of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany against the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Navy. By May 1943, the Allied forces had sunk 230 Axis ships in 164 days, the highest Allied sinking rate of the war. The Allied victory in Malta played a major role in the eventual Allied success in North Africa.




  • France
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940
    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle offered General Hunziger as Commander-in-Chief

    France
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940

    On 11 June, Charles de Gaulle drove to Arcis-Sur-Aube and offered General Hunziger (Commander of the Central Army Group) Weygand's job as Commander-in-Chief.




  • France
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940
    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle attended the meeting of the Anglo-French Supreme War Council at the Chateau

    France
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940

    Later on, 11 June de Gaulle attended the meeting of the Anglo-French Supreme War Council at the Chateau du Muguet at Briare. The British were represented by Churchill, Anthony Eden, John Dill, General Ismay, and Edward Spears, and the French by Reynaud, Pétain, Weygand, and Georges.




  • Egypt and Libya
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940
    Winston Churchill

    Western Desert campaign

    Egypt and Libya
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940

    Churchill was determined to fight back and ordered the commencement of the Western Desert campaign on 11 June, an immediate response to the Italian declaration of war. This went well at first while the Italian army was the sole opposition and Operation Compass was a noted success.




  • South Korea
    Sunday Jun 11, 1950
    Korean War

    The North sent three diplomats to the South as a peace overture

    South Korea
    Sunday Jun 11, 1950

    On 11 June, the North sent three diplomats to the South as a peace overture that Rhee rejected outright.




  • Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Monday Jun 11, 1962
    June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt: Escape from Alcatraz

    Inmates

    Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Monday Jun 11, 1962

    Frank Lee Morris (September 1, 1926 – disappeared June 11, 1962) was born in Washington, D.C.[19] He was abandoned by his mother and father during his childhood, and orphaned at age 11, The Anglin brothers, John William (May 2, 1930 – disappeared June 11, 1962) and Clarence (May 11, 1931 – disappeared June 11, 1962) were born into a family of thirteen children in Donalsonville, Georgia. Their parents, George Robert Anglin and Rachael Van Miller Anglin, were seasonal farmworkers; in the early 1940s, Allen Clayton West (March 25, 1929 – December 21, 1978) was born in New York City. He was imprisoned for car theft in 1955, first at Atlanta Penitentiary, then at Florida State Prison. After an unsuccessful escape attempt from the Florida facility, he was transferred to Alcatraz in 1957 and became inmate AZ1335.


  • Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Monday Jun 11, 1962
    June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt: Escape from Alcatraz

    Beginning The Escape

    Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Monday Jun 11, 1962

    On the night of June 11, 1962, with all preparations in place, the men began their escape. However, the cement employed to shore up crumbling concrete around West's vent had hardened, diminishing the hole in size and fixing the grill in place. By the time he managed to remove the grill and re-widen the hole to egress, the others had already left, as he was soon to discover; he busted out to the prison roof only to return to his cell around sunrise and go to sleep. West went on to cooperate fully with investigators and give them a detailed description of the escape plan, in consequence of which he was not punished for his role in it.


  • Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Monday Jun 11, 1962
    10 PM
    June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt: Escape from Alcatraz

    Executing The Plan

    Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Monday Jun 11, 1962
    10 PM

    From the service corridor, Morris and the Anglins climbed the ventilation shaft to the roof. Guards heard a loud crash as they broke out of the shaft, but since nothing further was heard, the source of the noise was not investigated. Hauling their gear with them, they descended 50 feet (15 m) to the ground by sliding down a kitchen vent pipe, then climbed two 12-foot (3.7 m) barbed-wire perimeter fences. At the northeast shoreline, near the power plant—a blind spot in the prison's network of searchlights and gun towers they inflated their raft with the concertina. At some time after 10 p.m., investigators estimated, they boarded the raft, launched it and departed toward their objective, Angel Island, two miles to the north.


  • Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1974
    Ted Bundy

    Georgann Hawkins

    Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1974

    In the early hours of June 11, UW student Georgann Hawkins vanished while walking down a brightly lit alley between her boyfriend's dormitory residence and her sorority house. The next morning, three Seattle homicide detectives and a criminalist combed the entire alleyway on their hands and knees, finding nothing. After Hawkins' disappearance was publicized, witnesses came forward to report seeing a man that night who was in an alley behind a nearby dormitory. He was on crutches with a leg cast and was struggling to carry a briefcase. One woman recalled that the man asked her to help him carry the case to his car, a light brown Volkswagen Beetle.


  • Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Wednesday Jun 11, 1975
    Indira Gandhi

    The Allahabad High Court declaration

    Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Wednesday Jun 11, 1975

    On 12 June 1975, the Allahabad High Court declared Indira Gandhi's election to the Lok Sabha in 1971 void on grounds of electoral malpractice. The court ordered her stripped of her parliamentary seat and banned from running for any office for six years. As the constitution holds that the Prime Minister must be a member of either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, the two houses of the Parliament of India, this would have effectively removed her from office. However, Gandhi rejected calls to resign and announced plans to appeal to the Supreme Court. Gandhi insisted that the conviction did not undermine her position, despite having been unseated from Lok Sabha.


  • Falklands
    Friday Jun 11, 1982
    Falklands War

    British forces launched a brigade-sized night attack against the heavily defended ring of high ground surrounding Stanley

    Falklands
    Friday Jun 11, 1982

    On the night of 11 June, after several days of painstaking reconnaissance and logistic build-up, British forces launched a brigade-sized night attack against the heavily defended ring of high ground surrounding Stanley. Units of 3 Commando Brigade, supported by naval gunfire from several Royal Navy ships, simultaneously attacked in the Battle of Mount Harriet, Battle of Two Sisters, and Battle of Mount Longdon.


  • London, England
    Thursday Jun 11, 1987
    Margaret Thatcher

    Thatcher re-elected for a third successive term

    London, England
    Thursday Jun 11, 1987

    By 1987, unemployment was falling, the economy was stable and strong and inflation was low. Opinion polls showed a comfortable Conservative lead, and local council election results had also been successful, prompting Thatcher to call a general election for 11 June that year, despite the deadline for an election still being 12 months away. The election saw Thatcher re-elected for a third successive term.


  • Rustenburg, South Africa
    Friday Jun 11, 2010
    Joe Biden

    Biden represented the United States at the opening ceremony of the World Cup

    Rustenburg, South Africa
    Friday Jun 11, 2010

    On June 11, 2010, Biden represented the United States at the opening ceremony of the World Cup, attended the England v. U.S. game, and visited Egypt, Kenya, and South Africa.


  • Lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
    Monday Jun 11, 2018
    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Rebuilding of the World Trade Center

    Lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
    Monday Jun 11, 2018

    3 WTC opened on June 11, 2018, becoming the fourth skyscraper at the site to be completed.


  • Russia
    Thursday Jun 11, 2020
    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Russia Reach 500K Cases

    Russia
    Thursday Jun 11, 2020

    Russia reached 500 thousand infections on July 11.


  • European Union
    Thursday Jun 11, 2020
    Amazon

    European Union announced that it will be pressing charges against Amazon over its treatment of third-party e-commerce sellers

    European Union
    Thursday Jun 11, 2020

    On June 11, 2020, the European Union announced that it will be pressing charges against Amazon over its treatment of third-party e-commerce sellers.


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