Today in History

Listings for Tuesday, June 11, 2019.


  • Kamehameha Day (celebrated in Hawaii).
  • 1770 Capt Cook runs aground on Australian Great Barrier Reef
  • 1859 Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada.
  • 1895 First auto race.
  • 1942 US and USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II.
  • 1947 WW II sugar rationing finally ends.
  • 1955 First magnesium jet airplane is flown.
  • 1970 US leaves Wheelus Air Force Base in Libya.
  • 1982 Movie "E T, The Extra-Terrestrial" is released.

That's all for today.

Today In History