On This Day..... June 11

JUNE 11

  • TODAY IS CORN ON THE COBB DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS DIRTY BOOK DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JACQUES COUSTEAU (1910-1997)
 
  • VINCE LOMBARDI (1913-1970)
  • GENE WILDER (1933-2016)
 
  • HENRY HILL (1943-2012)
  • ADRIENNE BARBEAU (1954, 73)
 
  • JOE MONTANA (1956, 62)
 
  • DR. MEHMET OZ (1960, 58)
 
  • PETER DINKLAGE (1969, 49)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1509, HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND MARRIES CATHERINE OF ARAGON
  • IN 1748, DENMARK ADOPTS THW NORDIC CROSSFLAG 
  • IN 1775, THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR'S FIRST NAVAL ENGAGEMENT, THE BATTLE OF MACHIAS TAKES PLACE
  • 1776 - THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS APPOINTS THOMAS JEFFERSON, JOHN ADAMS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, ROGER SHERMAN, AND ROBERT R. LIVINGSTON TO DRAFT A DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
  • IN 1837, THE BROAD STREET RIOT OCCURS IN BOSTON
  • IN 1895, PARIS-BORDEAUX-PARIS, CALLED THE "FIRST MOTOR RACE," TAKES PLACE 
  • IN 1919, SIR BARTON WINS THE BELMONT STAKES, BECOMING THE FIRST HORSE TO WIN THE TRIPLE CROWN
 
  • IN 1935, EDWIN ARMSTRONG GIVES THE FIRST PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF FM BROADCASTING IN THE UNITED STATES AT ALPINE, NJ
 
  • IN 1942, THE UNITED STATES AGREES TO SEND LEND-LEASE AID TO THE SOVIET UNION DURING WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1944, THE U.S.S. MISSOURI, THE LAST BATTLESHIP COMMISSIONED BY THE UNITED STATES NAVY, IS BUILT
  • IN 1962, FRANK MORRIS, JOHN ANGLIN, AND CLARENCE ANGLIN ALLEGEDLY BECOME THE ONLY PRISONERS TO ESCAPE FORM ALCATRAZ.
  • IN 1963, ALABAMA GOV. GEORGE WALLACE ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK TWO BLACK STUDENTS FROM ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
 
  • IN 2001, TIMOTHY MCVEIGH IS EXECUTED

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