June 11th Notable Quotes, Events, Deaths & Births – This Day in History

June 11, 2010
By Vannini

Notable Births

1572 – Ben Jonson, English poet, playwright.

1864 – Richard Strauss, German composer.

1880 – Jeannette Pickering Rankin, first woman elected to Congress.

1910 – Jacques Yves Cousteau, French marine explorer, oceanographer.

1913 – Vince Lombardi, American football coach.

  • Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
  • Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
  • Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price  we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.
  • If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score? 
  • It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

1932 – Athol Fugard, South African dramatist and director.

1933 – Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman), American actor and comedian.

1939 – Jackie Stewart, Scottish race car driver.

Notable Deaths

1941 – Daniel Carter Beard, American illustrator and naturalist, and founder of the Boy Scouts of America.

1979 – John Wayne (born Marion Morrison), American film actor.

1999 – DeForest Kelley, American television and film actor.

2003 – David Brinkley, American news broadcaster.

Interesting Holidays

Libya: American Bases Evacuation Day (1970).

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Notable Events

1509 – England’s King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon, the first of his six wives.

1770 – Captain James Cook, commander of the British ship Endeavour, discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia.

1793 – The first patent for a stove was issued, to Robert Haeterick.

1895 – Charles E. Duryea received the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.

1927 – Charles Lindbergh received the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded.

1937 – Josef Stalin’s great Soviet “Purge” ended.

1942 – The United States and the Soviet Union signed a lend-lease agreement to aid the Soviet war effort in World War II.

1982 – The movie “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” opened.

1987 – Margaret Thatcher won her third consecutive term as Prime Minister.

1991 – Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines.

2001 – Timothy McVeigh was executed by injection for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

Notable Events

1509 – England’s King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon, the first of his six wives.

1770 – Captain James Cook, commander of the British ship Endeavour, discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia.

1793 – The first patent for a stove was issued, to Robert Haeterick.

1895 – Charles E. Duryea received the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.

1927 – Charles Lindbergh received the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded.

1937 – Josef Stalin’s great Soviet “Purge” ended.

1942 – The United States and the Soviet Union signed a lend-lease agreement to aid the Soviet war effort in World War II.

1982 – The movie “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” opened.

1987 – Margaret Thatcher won her third consecutive term as Prime Minister.

1991 – Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines.

2001 – Timothy McVeigh was executed by injection for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

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