Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

11th June,  
1979,  John Wayne dies, aged 72, after a battle with cancer. He was born Marion Morrison on May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa.
1986,  “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is released.

1967,  The Six-Day War ends, six days after it started. The war was a decisive victory for the Israelis, with the element of surprise and lethal air strikes they were able to decimate the Arab states air forces to gain the ultimate advantage.

1509,  Henry VIII marries his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

1901,  Cornwall Park is gifted to the people of Auckland. John Logan Campbell, at a reception for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York hands over a deed to the land.