11 June 2021: This day in history

1184 BC: Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes

631: Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk for the release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeds in freeing 80,000

1776: Continental Congress creates committee to draft a Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston as members

1963: US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong and that it is “time to act”

1987: Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term

2014: Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul


Source: Onthisday.com

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