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 This day in History - June 11
462 Historic Events for June 11
1939

Barry George Barrington Porter, politician

Birth
1939

King and Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party

Event
1939

Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player/journalist

Birth
1939

Barry Porter, MP (Conservative)

Birth
1939

Jackie Stewart, Scotland, driver/sports announcer (27 Grand Prix)

Birth
1940

Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta

Event
1940

Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans

Event
1940

Joey Dee, Passaic NJ, singer (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris)

Birth
1941

2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam

Event
1941

Vichy-French planes bomb Tel Aviv, killing 20 Jews

Event
1942

German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa

Event
1942

Somachandra De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan leg-spinner 1982-84)

Birth
1942

US and USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II

Event
1943

Heinrich Himmler orders liquidation of Polish ghettos

Event
1943

Sam[uel] de Vries, actor (Boefje, In Sobibor), dies at 50

Death
1943

British invades Pantelleria (tiny island south of Sicily)

Event
1944

1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC

Event
1944

KP gang surprise attack on Dome Arnhem jail

Event
1944

Alan Horworth, MP

Birth
1944

Barry Stevens, British/Neth, choreographer (Personals, Young Again)

Birth
1944

James "Ox" D A van Hoften, Fresno Calif, astronaut (STS 11, STS 20)

Birth
1944

15 US aircraft carriers attack Japanese bases on Marianas

Event
1945

Adrienne Barbeau, Sacramento Calif, actress (Maude, Swamp Thing)

Birth
1946

Richard PietraĆ”, writer

Birth
1946

John Lawton, British rock singer (Uriah Heep)

Birth