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Thursday June 11, 2020

June 11: Day of the Week

June 11, 2020 is the 163rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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June 11 Historical Event(s)

  • 1770
    Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 1825
    The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
  • 1919
    Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
  • 1937
    Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Nationalist government creates the 1938 Yellow River flood to halt Japanese forces. 500,000 to 900,000 civilians are killed.
  • 1942
    World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
  • 1944
    USS Missouri the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
  • 1970
    After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.
  • 1998
    Compaq Computer pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1713
    Edward Capell, English critic (d. 1781)
  • 1797
    José Trinidad Reyes, Honduran national hero (d. 1855)
  • 1867
    Charles Fabry, French physicist (d. 1945)
  • 1897
    Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian Revolutionary, Founder of Hindustan Republican Association (d. 1927)
  • 1928
    Fabiola de Mora y Aragón, Spanish-born Queen consort of the Belgians
  • 1931
    Audrey Schuh, American soprano
  • 1948
    Stephen Schnetzer, American actor
  • 1949
    Tom Pryce, British racing driver (d. 1977)
  • 1953
    Georgios Orfanos, Greek politician
  • 1985
    Chris Trousdale, American pop singer and dancer

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