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Friday June 11, 2021

June 11: Day of the Week

June 11, 2021 is the 162nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1184 BC
    Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
  • 1776
    The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
  • 1903
    Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
  • 1919
    Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
  • 1972
    The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126.
  • 1978
    Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
  • 2008
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an historic official apology to Canada’s First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children are isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.

Who were born on June 11?

  • 1672
    Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (d. 1749)
  • 1877
    Renée Vivien, English-born French poet (d. 1909)
  • 1913
    Coby Whitmore, American painter and magazine illustrator (d. 1988)
  • 1913
    Risë Stevens, American operatic soprano
  • 1920
    Irving Howe, American literary and social critic (d. 1993)
  • 1926
    Carlisle Floyd, American composer
  • 1937
    Johnny Brown, American comedian
  • 1955
    Yuriy Sedykh, Ukrainian hammer thrower
  • 1963
    Bruce Kimball, American diver
  • 1987
    Didrik Solli-Tangen, Norwegian singer and Eurovision contestant

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