11 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Ben Jonson, 1572
  • John Constable, 1776
  • Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, 1847
  • Richard Strauss, 1864
  • Jeannette Rankin, 1880
  • Jacques Cousteau, 1910
  • Vince Lombardi, 1913
  • Ris Stevens, 1913
  • Michael Cacoyannis, 1922
  • William Styron, 1925
  • Athol Fugard, 1932
  • Gene Wilder, 1934
  • Chad Everett, 1937
  • Jackie Stewart, 1939
  • Adrienne Barbeau, 1945
  • Joe Montana, 1956
  • Hugh Laurie, 1959

Died On This Day:

  • James III Scotland killed, 1488
  • Prince Matternich, 1859
  • King Alexander/Queen Draga of Serbia murdered, 1903
  • Henry Clay Folger, 1930
  • John L. Lewis, 1969
  • John Wayne, 1979
  • Ray Sharkey AIDS, 1993
  • DeForest Kelley, 1999
  • Jerry Sterner, 2001
  • Timothy McVeigh executed, 2001
  • David Brinkley, 2003

Today's Events:

  • 1509 - King Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon, the first of six wives and mother of future Queen Mary.
  • 1895 - First U.S. patent on car powered by gasoline granted to Charles E. Duryea.
  • 1895 - World's first internationally recognized car race begins (Paris to Bordeaux and back, 732 miles); Emile Levassor of France wins; 20 cars start, nine finish.
  • 1935 - Alcoholics Anonymous founded by Doctor Bob and Bill W., a New York stockbroker, in Akron, Ohio.
  • 1936 - Presbyterian Church of America formed at meeting in Philadelphia.
  • 1942 - US and USSR sign lend lease agreement to aid Soviet war effort in WWII.
  • 1955 - 82 die, 100 injured in worst Le Mans car crash ever - Mercedes driven by Pierre Levegh into crowd.
  • 1963 - Governor George Wallace thwarted by National Guard Troops; University of Alabama desegregated.
  • 1975 - First oil pumped ashore from Britain's north sea oil fields.
  • 1982 - 'E.T. The Extraterrestrial,' directed by Steven Spielbert, opens across America; film will go on to sell $715m. worth of tickets.
  • 1993 - 'Jurassic Park,' directed by Steven Spielberg, opens to biggest movie business in history.
  • 2001 - Timothy McVeigh is first Federal prisoner to be executed in US since 1963 for bombing in Oklahoma in which 168 died.
  • 2004 - State funeral for Ronald Reagan is first for US President since LBJ in 1973. Nixon passed on honor.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Barnabas

Holiday:

  • King Kamehameha Day celebrated in Hawaii

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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