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 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.
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)
- 631Emperor Taizong of Tang, the Emperor of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to seek the release of enslaved Chinese prisoners captured during the transition from Sui to Tang from the northern frontier; this embassy succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women who were then returned to China.
- 1594Philip II recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paved way to the stabilization of the rule of the Principalía (an elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).
- 1770Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
- 1837The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
- 1892The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
- 1942World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
- 1944USS Missouri the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
- 1981A Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.
- 2001Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
- 2004Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
Who were born on June 11?
- 1842Carl von Linde, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1934)
- 1877Renée Vivien, English-born French poet (d. 1909)
- 1939Christina Crawford, American actress and writer
- 1948Michael Swan, American actor
- 1963Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (d. 2000)
- 1965Manuel Uribe, Mexican one-time world’s heaviest man
- 1982Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
- 1985Chris Trousdale, American pop singer and dancer
- 1987TiA, Japanese R&B singer
- 1989Maya Moore, American basketball player
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