Tuesday, June 11, 2024

History for June 11

History for June 11 - On-This-Day.com
William Styron 1925 - Novelist and essayist
  • 1770 - Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia when he ran aground.
  • 1895 - Charles E. Duryea received the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.
  • 1934 - The Disarmament Conference in Geneva ended in failure.
  • 1967 - Israel and Syria accepted a U.N. cease-fire.
  • 1987 - Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office.
  • 1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that would prohibit the desecration of the American Flag.
  • 1993 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people who commit "hate crimes" could be sentenced to extra punishment. The court also ruled in favor of religious groups saying that they indeed had a constitutional right to sacrifice animals during worship services.

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