Sunday, June 11, 2017
History for June 11 - On-This-Day.com:
Ben Johnson 1572 - English Renaissance Dramatist, Jacques Cousteau (Jacques-Yves Cousteau) 1910 - Naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, Vince Lombardi 1913 - Football coach
William Styron 1925 - Novelist and essayist, Gene Wilder 1935 - Actor, Jackie Stewart (Sir John Young Stewart OBE) 1939 - Racing driver, team owner, nicknamed The Flying Scot
1509 - King Henry VIII married his first of six wives, Catherine of Aragon.
1895 - Charles E. Duryea received the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.
1919 - Sir Barton became the first horse to capture the Triple Crown when he won the Belmont Stakes in New York City.
1930 - William Beebe dove to a record-setting depth of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda. He used a diving chamber called a bathysphere.
1942 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union signed a lend lease agreement to aid the Soviets in their effort in World War II.
1963 - Alabama Gov. George Wallace refused to allowe two black students to enroll at the University of Alabama.
1987 - Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office.
1991 - Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted. The eruption of ash and gas could be seen for more than 60 miles.