Events on Jun 11

  • 1231Harderwijk becomes a city
  • 1488Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland
  • 1517Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay
  • 1572Spanish co-land guardian Duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock
  • 1578England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore and colonize US
  • 1644Florentine Scientist describe invention of barometer
  • 1685James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic King James II
  • 1690English King Willem III departs to Ireland
  • 1699England, France and Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain
  • 1726Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French Premier
  • 1742Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove
  • 1770Captain James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia
  • 1774Jews of Algiers escape attack of Spanish Army
  • 1776Continental Congress create a committee to draft Declaration of Independence
  • 17881st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC
  • 17931st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick
  • 1816Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
  • 1838Iowa Territory is organized
  • 1859Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada
  • 1864Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: General Hobsons unit caught
  • 1864Battle of Laurel Hill, West Virginia
  • 1864Battle of Trevillian Station, VA (Central Railroad)
  • 1864Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg
  • 18701st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam
  • 1876Republicans pick Rutherford B Hayes as presidental candidate
  • 1878DC is given a new government by Congress, 3 commissioners appointed by President (change in 1974)
  • 1891Puerto Rican flag adopted
  • 18951st auto race
  • 1895Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile
  • 1896US Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized

Born on Jun 11

  • 1572Ben Jonson: England, United Kingdom -- Playwright / poet (Volpone, Alchemist)
  • 1672Francesco Antonio Bonporti: Composer
  • 1697Francesco A Vallotti: Italian Organist / composer / theorist
  • 1704Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas: Composer
  • 1719Franz K von Velbruck: German Freemason / Prince-Bishop of Luik
  • 1740Luigi Gatti: Composer
  • 1776John Constable: England, United Kingdom -- Landscape painter (Hay Wain)
  • 1807James Findlay Schenck: Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882
  • 1808Charles Henry Poor: Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882
  • 1816Robert Huston Milroy: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
  • 1822Samuel Davis Sturgis: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1889
  • 1823James Lawson Kemper: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
  • 1829Hendrik Gerhard: Founder (Dutch Social-Democratic)
  • 1840Henri Braekeleer: Flemish painter / etser
  • 1842Alfred: Liechtenstein -- Noble / politician
  • 1861Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba: Composer
  • 1863Eduard David: German Undersecretary (constitution of Weimar)
  • 1864Richard Georg Strauss: Munich, Germany -- Composer (Don Quixote)
  • 1865Jan H Leopold: Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam)
  • 1867Charles Fabry: Discoverer (ozone layer in upper atmosphere)
  • 1874Richard Stohr: Composer
  • 1876Alfred L Kroeber: Hoboken, New Jersey -- Author (Anthropologist looks at History)
  • 1879Roger P Bresnaham: Hall of fame catcher / manager
  • 1880Jeannette Rankin: 1st woman elected to US Congress (Rep-Montana)
  • 1883Frank O King: Cashton, Wisconsin -- Cartoonist (Gasoline Alley)
  • 1886David Steinman: NYC, New York -- Bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough)
  • 1889Wesley Ruggles: Actor / producer / director (Keystone Kops)
  • 1892Edward B B Shanks: British poet / critic
  • 1895Nikolai A Bulganin: Gorki, Russia -- Premier of the USSR (1955-58)
  • 1897Bruno Frei: Writer

Died on Jun 11

  • 1216Hendrik of Constantinople: Emperor of Constantinople (1206-16)
  • 1249Adelheid van Schaarbeek: Flemish mystic / saint
  • 1479Johannes a San Facundo: Spanish Augustine saint
  • 1488James III: King of Scotland, dies in battle
  • 1560Marie Guise: French Wife of King Jacobus V of Scotland, dies at 44
  • 1560Mary of Lorraine: Pro-French Regent of Scotland, dies at 44
  • 1666Cornelis Evertsen the Old: Swiss Vice-Admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • 1698Balthasar Bekker: Frisian Theologist (Enchanted World), dies at 64
  • 1764Christoph Stoltzenberg: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1766Elisabeth Farnese: Princess of Parma / Queen of Spain, dies at 73
  • 1775Egidio Romoaldo Duni: Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 1808Giovanni Battista Cirri: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1811Charles Frederick: Liberal ruler of Baden, dies at 82
  • 1825Daniel D Tompkins: 6th US Vice President (1817-25), dies at 54
  • 1828Dugald Stewart: Scot philosopher (Scottish common sense), dies at 74
  • 1856Friedrich H von der Hagen: German germanist, dies at 76
  • 1896Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1900Charles Swinnerton Heap: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1903Draga Masin: Wife of Serbian King Aleksandar I, murdered at 35
  • 1906Heinrich Hart: German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50
  • 1908Georg Adler: German statehouse head, dies at 45
  • 1913Machmud Shevket Pasha: Turks grand vizier, murdered
  • 1924Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann, Jr.: Dutch Minister (CHU), dies at 87
  • 1924Theodore Dubois: Composer, dies at 86
  • 1930Henry Clay Folger, Jr.: CEO (Folger Shakespeare Library), dies at 72
  • 1943Sam[uel] de Vries: Actor (Boefje, In Sobibor), dies at 50
  • 1949Koci Xoxe: Albanian Vice Premier, executed
  • 1949Oton Zupanic: Slavs Poet (Zimzelen pod snegom), dies at 71
  • 1955Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil: French industrialist, murdered
  • 1955Marcel Louis Auguste Samuel-Rousseau: Composer, dies at 72

Historical events on June 12

  • 1523Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested
  • 1534Turkish Admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap and plunder Naples
  • 1552Land guardians of the Netherlands attacks Verdun
  • 1553King Edward VI accept Archbishop Cranmers "42 Articles"
  • 1575William of Orange marries Charlotte de Bourbon
  • 1665English rename New Amsterdam, NY, after Dutch pull out
  • 1672French army under General Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith
  • 1683Rye House-plot against English King Charles II uncovered
  • 1691Pope Innocent XII succeeds Alexander VIII
  • 1701Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
  • 1714Prussia and Russia sign secret treaty
  • 17751st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)
  • 1776Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
  • 1787Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
  • 1792George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC
  • 1812Napoleon invades Russia
  • 1819Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra
  • 1838Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • 1838Iowa Territory forms
  • 18391st baseball game played in America
  • 1840Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands
  • 1845George Abernethy becomes 1st Governor of Oregon Country
  • 1849Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett (Louisville Ky)
  • 1859Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered
  • 1861Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state
  • 1864Lee sends Early into Shenandoah Valley
  • 1867Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
  • 18801st baseball perfect game-John Richmond of Worcester beats Cleveland
  • 1885Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
  • 1889Single tornado kills 119, injures 146 (New Richmond Wisc)

Born on June 12

  • 1468Juan del Encina: Composer
  • 1519Cosmos de Medici: Art Patron (Accademia del Disegno)
  • 1526Marc-Antoine de Muret: Composer
  • 1599Jan W van Brederode: Governor (Hertogenbosch) / Field Marshal
  • 1771Patrick Gass: Falling Springs, Pennsylvania -- Sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • 1795John Marston, Jr.: Comm (Union Navy), died in 1885
  • 1798Samuel Cooper: Secretary of War / General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
  • 1819Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot]: England, United Kingdom -- Vicar / historian (Westward Ho!)
  • 1821Henry Moses Judah: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
  • 1825John Cook: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910
  • 1829Johanna Spyri: Switzerland -- Writer (Heidi)
  • 1842Rikard Nordraak: Composer
  • 1851Oliver Joseph Lodge: England, United Kingdom -- Early radio pioneer
  • 1857Achille Simonetti: Composer
  • 1874Willem Louis Frederic Landre: Composer
  • 1876Narciso Garay: Composer
  • 1877Thomas C Hart: US Admiral (Asiatic fleet)
  • 1878James O Curwood: United States -- Journalist / writer (Kazan the wolfdog)
  • 1881Juan de Hernandez: Composer
  • 1885Werner Erich Josten: Elberfeld, Germany -- Composer (Jungle)
  • 1890Egon Schiele: Austrian painter / graphic artist
  • 1892John Donald Robb: Composer
  • 1893Kommer Kleijn: Dutch actor / radio play director (Paul Vlaanderen)
  • 1897Alexandre Tansman: Lodz, Poland -- Composer (Dyptique)
  • 1897Anthony Eden: Earl of Avon (C), British Prime Minister (1955-57)
  • 1900Amadeo Roldan: Composer
  • 1900Betsy van Es: Flemish actress (Sonna)
  • 1902Hendrik J Elias: Flemish historian / (mayor-Ghent)
  • 1904Eino Roiha: Composer
  • 1907Giorgio Nataletti: Composer

Died on June 12

  • 0816Leo III: Italian Pope (795-816)
  • 1231Antonius van Padua [Fernando M de Bulhom]: Port minister, dies at 35
  • 1490Adriaan Vilain II of Rassegem: Peace of Tours, murdered at about 39
  • 1616Cornelis F Schuyt: Dutch Organist / Composer (Madrigalen)
  • 1675Charles Emanuel II: Duke of Savoy (1638-75), dies at 40
  • 1687Jurriaen van Streeck: Dutch still life painter, buried
  • 1761Meinrad Spiess: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1778Philip Livingston: US Merchant (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
  • 1788Johann A Cramer: Prime Minister / poet, dies at 65
  • 1789Jean E Liotard [Turk]: Swiss Painter (Maria-Theresia)
  • 1850Jean V Constant de Rebecque: Swiss / Dutch army leader, dies at 77
  • 1853John C de Jonge: Dutch Historian / archivist, dies at 60
  • 1858Cornelis Smit: Dutch ship builder / ship owner, dies at 74
  • 1858William Horsley: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1878Hendrik J Jut: Dutch murderer [Head of Jut], dies at 26
  • 1887Gustav Weber: Composer, dies at 41
  • 1888Carel Vosmaer: Art Historian / Poet / editor (Netherlands Spectator), dies at 62
  • 1917Maria Teresa Carreno: Composer, dies at 63
  • 1922Wolfgang Kapp: German politician (Kapp putsch 1920), dies at 63
  • 1928Salvador Diaz Miron: Mexicans poet
  • 1932Theodorus Heemskerk: Lawyer / Dutch Secretary of State (1866..88), dies at 79
  • 1936Isidore Weiss: French world checker champion
  • 1936Karl Kraus: Writer, dies at 62
  • 1942Walter Leigh: Composer, dies at 36
  • 1946Count Hisaichi Terauchi: Japanese Field Marshal
  • 1947Jazeps Medins: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1952Michael von Faulhaber: Cardinal / Archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
  • 1957James F "Jimmy" Dorsey: US orchestra leader, dies at 53
  • 1962John N Ireland: English Composer / pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • 1963Andrew Browne: Irish / British Admiral (Cape Matapan, WWII), dies at 80