Historical Events for 11th June 2019

1788 – Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska
1938 – England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge
1963 – Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
1975 – 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
1978 – Joseph Freeman Jr is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1988 – “Rooty Toot Toot” by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61
2004 – Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of Phoebe
2009 – The World Health Organization declares H1N1 swine flu to be a global pandemic, the first such incident in over forty years
2012 – 23 people are killed after two villages are attacked in northern Nigeria
2017 – 71st Tony Awards: “Dear Evan Hansen” best musical, “Oslo” best play

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