June 11

June 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on June 11, include:

  • Abused Women's and Children's Awareness Day - June 11, 2017 Second Sunday in June)
  • Children's Sunday - June 11, 2017 (Second Sunday in June)
  • Corn on the Cob Day 
  • Dirty Book Day 
  • Kamehameha Day - Public Holiday in the State of Hawaii 
  • Multicultural American Child Awareness Day - June 11, 2017 (Second Sunday in June)
  • National Children's Day - June 11, 2017 (Second Sunday in June)
  • National Cotton Candy Day - (was December 7)
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day 
  • National Making Life Beautiful Day 
  • Race Unity Day - June 11, 2017 (Second Sunday in June)
  • Trinity Sunday - June 11, 2017
  • World Gin Day - June 11, 2017
  • World Pet Memorial Day - June 11, 2017 (Second Sunday in June)

2017 Weekly Holidays that include June 11, are:

  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - June 8-14, 2017 (Last Full Week of June)
  • National Automotive Service Professional Week - June 11-17, 2017 (Week with June 12th in it)
  • National Body Piercing Week - June 11-16, 2017
  • National Fishing & Boating Week - June 3-11, 2017 (First Week in June)
  • National Flag Week - June 11-17, 2017 (The Week that starts with June 9th, so it includes June 14th - Flag Day)
  • National Garden Week - June 4-11, 2017
  • National Lemonade Days - June 9-11, 2017
  • Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 - Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
  • Superman Week - June 8-11, 2017
  • Worldwide Knit (and Crotchet) in Public Week - June 11-19, 2016

2017 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.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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

  • America's Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup) - May 26 - June 12, 2017
  • Vivid Sydney - May 26 - June 17, 2017 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!
  • Expo 2017 - Universal Exposition held between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Astrological Sign

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.

Birthstone

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
  • Moonstone


Famous Birthdays

  • 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)


Famous Deaths

  • 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

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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.

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