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Thursday June 11, 2020

June 11: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1345
    The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
  • 1775
    The American Revolutionary War’s first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel.
  • 1805
    A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: U.S. war ships set sail for Cuba.
  • 1920
    During the U.S. Republican National Convention in Chicago, U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to first coin the political phrase “smoke-filled room”.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Start of Gal Oya riots, the first reported ethnic riots that target minority Sri Lankan Tamils in the Eastern Province. The total number of deaths is reportedly 150.
  • 1962
    Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 2001
    Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2004
    Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1776
    John Constable, English painter (d. 1837)
  • 1846
    William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (d. 1920)
  • 1880
    Jeannette Rankin, American politician, feminist and pacifist (d. 1973)
  • 1919
    Richard Todd, British actor (d. 2009)
  • 1947
    Henry Cisneros, American politician
  • 1948
    Michael Swan, American actor
  • 1973
    Dana Brunetti, American film producer
  • 1975
    Choi Ji Woo, South Korean actress and model
  • 1984
    Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989
    Keith Aulie, Canadian hockey player

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