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Monday 11 June 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • American Evacuation Day (Libya)
  • Birthday of Prince Henrik (Denmark)
  • Davis Day (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • Kamehameha Day (Hawaii, United States)

Events

  • 2008 – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to abuses at a Canadian Indian residential school.
  • 2002 – Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
  • 1987 – Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng and Bernie Grant are elected as the first black MPs in Great Britain.
  • 1971 – The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.
  • 1970 – After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.
  • 1968 – Lloyd J. Old identified the first cell surface antigens that could differentiate among different cell types.
  • 1963 – American Civil Rights Movement: Governor of Alabama George Wallace defiantly stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.
  • 1963 – John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which would revolutionize American society by guaranteeing equal access to public facilities, ending segregation in education, and guaranteeing federal protection for voting rights.
  • 1956 – Start of Gal Oya riots, the first reported ethnic riots that target minority Sri Lankan Tamils in the Eastern Province. The total number of deaths is reportedly 150.
  • 1944 – USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
  • 1942 – World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
  • 1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
  • 1919 – Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the U.S. Triple Crown.
  • 1895 – Paris–Bordeaux–Paris, sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the "first motor race", takes place.
  • 1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1825 – The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
  • 1775 – The American Revolutionary War's first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel.
  • 1157 – Albert I of Brandenburg, also called The Bear (Ger: Albrecht der Bär), becomes the founder of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, Germany and the first Margrave.

Births

  • 1993 – Brittany Boyd, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Maya Moore, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Shia LaBeouf, American actor
  • 1983 – Chuck Hayes, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Joey Graham, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Stephen Graham, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Joshua Jackson, Canadian-American actor
  • 1969 – Peter Dinklage, American actor and producer
  • 1966 – Bruce Robison, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Kim Gallagher, American runner (d. 2002)
  • 1963 – Gioia Bruno, American singer-songwriter
  • 1960 – Mehmet Oz, American surgeon, author, and television host
  • 1956 – Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American bass player and bandleader
  • 1956 – Joe Montana, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1954 – Johnny Neel, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1953 – Barbara Minty, American model
  • 1952 – Donnie Van Zant, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Frank Beard, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1945 – Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
  • 1943 – Henry Hill, American mobster (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Chad Everett, American actor and director (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1932 – Athol Fugard, South African-American actor, director, and playwright
  • 1930 – Charles Rangel, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
  • 1926 – Carlisle Floyd, American composer and educator
  • 1925 – William Styron, American novelist and essayist (d. 2006)
  • 1920 – Hazel Scott, Trinidadian-American singer, actress, and pianist (d. 1981)
  • 1920 – Shelly Manne, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)
  • 1918 – Ruth Aarons, American table tennis player and manager (d. 1980)
  • 1917 – Joseph B. Wirthlin, American businessman and religious leader (d. 2008)
  • 1915 – Magda Gabor, Hungarian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1915 – Nicholas Metropolis, American mathematician and physicist (d. 1999)
  • 1913 – Risë Stevens, American soprano and actress (d. 2013)
  • 1913 – Vince Lombardi, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 1970)
  • 1912 – James Algar, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1912 – William Baziotes, American painter and academic (d. 1963)
  • 1910 – Carmine Coppola, American flute player and composer (d. 1991)
  • 1910 – Jacques Cousteau, French biologist, author, and inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung (d. 1997)
  • 1909 – Natascha Artin Brunswick, German-American mathematician and photographer (d. 2003)
  • 1903 – Ernie Nevers, American football player and coach (d. 1976)
  • 1897 – Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian activist, founded the Hindustan Republican Association (d. 1927)
  • 1894 – Kiichiro Toyoda, Japanese businessman, founded Toyota (d. 1952)
  • 1888 – Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-American anarchist and convicted criminal (d. 1927)
  • 1880 – Jeannette Rankin, American social worker and politician (d. 1973)
  • 1879 – Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player and manager (d. 1944)
  • 1876 – Alfred L. Kroeber, American-French anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 1960)
  • 1846 – William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (d. 1920)
  • 1832 – Lucy Pickens, American wife of Francis Wilkinson Pickens (d. 1899)
  • 1807 – James F. Schenck, American admiral (d. 1882)
  • 1741 – Joseph Warren, American physician and general (d. 1775)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Dusty Rhodes, American professional wrestler (b. 1945)
  • 2015 – Jim Ed Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist, violinist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Carlton Sherwood, American soldier and journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – Ruby Dee, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Susan B. Horwitz, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic (b. 1955)
  • 2013 – Carl W. Bauer, American lawyer and politician (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – James Grimsley, Jr., American general (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Miller Barber, American golfer (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Robert Fogel, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Ann Rutherford, Canadian-American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2011 – Seth Putnam, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1968)
  • 2007 – Imre Friedmann, American biologist and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2007 – Mala Powers, American actress (b. 1931)
  • 2003 – David Brinkley, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
  • 2001 – Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (b. 1968)
  • 1999 – DeForest Kelley, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 1998 – Nathan Cook, American actor (b. 1950)
  • 1986 – Chesley Bonestell, American painter and illustrator (b. 1888)
  • 1979 – Alice Dalgliesh, Trinidadian-American author and publisher (b. 1893)
  • 1979 – John Wayne, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
  • 1976 – Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1970 – Frank Laubach, American missionary and mystic (b. 1884)
  • 1941 – Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator, founded the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)
  • 1937 – R. J. Mitchell, English engineer, designed the Supermarine Spitfire (b. 1895)
  • 1936 – Robert E. Howard, American author and poet (b. 1906)
  • 1920 – William F. Halsey, Sr., American captain (b. 1853)
  • 1911 – James Curtis Hepburn, American physician and missionary (b. 1815)
  • 1796 – Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician, founded the Whitbread Company (b. 1720)
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