This Day in History on 11 June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 11 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Davis Day (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • Kamehameha Day (Hawaii, United States)
  • Student Day (Honduras)

Important Events

1770: Great Barrier Reef, Captain James Cook discovered Australia.

1866: The Allahabad High Court was established, formerly known as the Agra High Court.

1930: A cyclonic storm blew a train off the rails near Himmatnagar, Gujarat, killing at least one person and injuring much more.

1946: Viceroy interviewed Gandhiji, and mooted proposal of Coalition Government at Centre.

1964: As per Jawaharlal Nehru’s wish, the ashes of his bones were scattered all over the country.

1964: Dr. Jayant Narlikar, great mathematician of India, submitted his thesis to Royal Society of London.

1973: The Pennsylvania Justice Department approved a ruling that allowed women to get the license for boxing and wrestling.

1976: Indira Gandhi and Brezhnev sign the Moscow Declaration of Friendship and Cooperation.

1991: Microsoft released its MS-DOS 5.0 operating system.

2002: United States Congress acknowledged that Antonio Meucci was the first inventor of the telephone.

Birthday / Anniversary

1815: Julia Margaret Cameron, a British photographer.

1894: Kiichiro Toyoda, a Japanese businessman and the son of Toyoda Loom Works founder Sakichi Toyoda.

1897: Ram Prasad Bismil, an Indian revolutionary.

1948: Lalu Prasad, an Indian politician.

1901: Pramathanath Bishi, professor, and Hindi writer were born.

1907: Shantilal Jivanlal Gandhi, the famous Hindi writer, was born in Mehmadabad, Gujarat.

1921: Snehlata, the social reformer, and politician were born at Mathura, U.P.

1931: Purushottam Vishnu Behre, great editor, story and novel writer, was born.

1932: Minu Modi, the famous industrialist, was born.

Death / Death Anniversary

1727: George I, King of Great Britain and Ireland.

1950: Pandurang Sadashiv Sane, a Marathi author, teacher, social activist, and freedom fighter from Maharashtra, India.

1962: Chhabi Biswas, Indian actor, and director (b. 1900)

1983: Ghanshyam Das Birla, a pioneering Indian businessman.

1997: Mihir Sen, an Indian long-distance swimmer, and businessman.

2000: Rajesh Pilot, an Indian politician.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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