2016 Daily Holidays that fall on June 11, include:
Abused Women's and Children's Awareness Day - June 11, 2016 Second Sunday in June)
Corn on the Cob Day
Dirty Book Day
International Young Eagles Day - June 11, 2016 (Second Saturday in June)
Kamehameha Day - Public Holiday in the State of Hawaii
Missing Mutts Awareness Day - June 11, 2016 (Second Saturday in June)
National Cotton Candy Day - June 11 (was December 7)
National German Chocolate Cake Day
National Making Life Beautiful Day
Queen's Official Birthday - June 11, 2016 (Celebrated on a Saturday during the Summer)
World Bike Naked Day - June 11, 2016
World Gin Day - June 11, 2016
Worldwide Knit (and Crochet) in Public Day - June 11, 2016
2016 Weekly Holidays that include June 11, are:
End Mountain Top Removal Week - June 5-11, 2016 (First Full Week of June)
International Clothesline Week - June 4-11, 2016 (starts on the first Saturday in June)
National Automotive Service Professional Week - June 6-12, 2016 (Week with June 12th in it)
National Business Etiquette Week - June 5-11, 2016
National Garden Week - June 5-11, 2016
Pet Appreciation Week - June 5-11, 2016 (First Week in June)
Shavuot - Evening of June 11 - Evening of June 13, 2016
Superman Week - June 9-12, 2016
Worldwide Knit (and Crotchet) in Public Week - June 11-19, 2016
2016 Monthly Holidays that include June 11, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our June Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of June.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Vivid Sydney - May 27 - June 13, 2016 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
Belmont Stakes - June 11, 2016 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York
The Astrological Sign for June 11 is Gemini.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of June are:
The Rose which is the most popular flower in the world, symbolizes love and appreciation!
Honesuckle which signifies a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.
The Birthstone(s) for June is:
Pearls which have been popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty.
Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rate and change color based on the lighting
1456 - Anne Neville, wife of Richard III of England (d. 1485)
1910 - Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer, author, and inventor (d. 1997)
1933- Gene Wilder, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1937 - Chad Everett, American actor (Medical Center) (d. 2012)
1945 - Adrienne Barbeau, American actress and author (Maude)
1956 - Joe Montana, American football player
1959 - Hugh Laurie, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (House)
1969 - Peter Dinklage, American actor (Games of Thrones)
1941 - Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator, founded the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)
1979 - John Wayne, American actor, director, and producer (True Grit) (b. 1907)
1985 - Karen Ann Quinlan, American comatose patient in right to die case (b. 1954)
1993 - Ray Sharkey, American actor (Wiseguy) (b. 1952)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1509 - King Henry VIII marries his first wife, Catherine of Aragon
2002 - Musician, singer, songwriter Paul McCartney (The Beatles) marries his second wife model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills
2005 - Actress Alicia Silverstone marries musician Christopher Jarecki
Quote of the Day
Happy Birthday Joe Montana! Born on June 11, 1956
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Are YOU a Sneak Eater? What does it mean to be a Sneak Eater? What are the characteristics of a Sneak Eater? Find Tips on how to stop being a Sneak Eater.
To find out more about the Food Disorder of Sneak Eating, please check out the information from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website)
This Day in History
1770 - British explorer Captain James Cook discovers the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia after he runs aground on the reef.
1901 - New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands
1944 - The USS Missouri (BB-63), the last battleship built by the United States Navy is commissioned
1962 - Three men, brothers John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris, become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay
1962 - U.S. President John Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale
1963 - A Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc who is protesting the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam, burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection
1963 - John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and says that segregation is morally wrong and that it is time to act
1970 - Two females, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington become the first females to receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals
1981 - A 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Iran, kills at least 2,000
1998 - Compaq Computer buys Digital Equipment Corporation for $9 billion
2001 - Timothy McVeigh is executed for the bombing in Oklahoma City
2004 - Ronald Reagan's funeral is held at Washington National Cathedral
2012 - Two earthquakes strike norther Afghanistan and cause a large landslide, trapping 71 people
This Day in Music
1964 - Do Wah Diddy diddy Dum Diddy Do is recorded by Manfred Mann
1966 - Paint It, Black by the Rolling Stones hits #1
1966 - Sloop John B by the Beach Boys hits #1 in the UK
1969 - The Ballad of John & Yoko by The Beatles hits #1 in the UK
1969 - Space Oddity is released by David Bowie
1976 - The Rock & Roll Music Album is released in the US by The Beatles
1976 - Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry is released
1977 - I'm Your Boogie Man by KC & the Sunshine Band hits #1
1986 - Always Something There to Remind Me by Naked Eyes hits #8 (video above)
This Day in Sports
1919 - The first horse to win the Triple Crown is Sir Barton after he wins the Belmont Stakes
1955 - Le Mans race car accident between an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes Benz kills 3 spectators and injures 100 more. The Race continues!
1967 - A. J. Foyt & Dan Gurney win the Le Mans car race with a Ford
1978 - Bjorn Borg wins the French Open Title
1985 - Von Hayes hits 2 home runs in an inning
1992 - The US Olympic baseball team plays their 1st exhibition game and beats Venezuela 20-0
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Piece Together (verb)
1. To physically assemble (or reassemble) from fragments or pieces. 2. (figuratively) To reconstruct an event or goal from incomplete or flawed elements.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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