Category Archives: JUNE in HiSTORY

JUNE 20 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1837 – Queen Victoria succeeded to the British throne on the 20th June 1837.

1840 – Samuel Morse received the patent for the telegraph on the 20th June 1840..

1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installed the world’s first commercial telephone service on the 20th June 1877, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

1887 – Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, openeds in Bombay on the 20th June 1887.

1909 – Errol Flynn the Australian actor was born on the 20th June 1909 (d. 1959).

1924 – Chet Atkins the American musician, songwriter, and producer was born on the 20th June 1924 (d. 2001).

1924 – Fritz Koenig the German sculptor that designed The Sphere was born on the 20th June 1924.

1931 – Olympia Dukakis the American actress was born on the 20th June 1931.

1942 – Brian Wilson the American singer-songwriter and musician from The Beach Boys was born on the 20th June 1942.

1945 – Anne Murray the Canadian singer and guitarist was born on the 20th June 1945. Anne Murray singing Snowbird in1970 (YouTube video)…  

1948 – Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, mades its television debut on the 20th June 1948.

1949 – Lionel Richie the American singer-songwriter and musician was born on the 20th June 1949.

1952 – John Goodman the American actor was born on the 20th June 1952.

1963 – The so-called “red telephone” was established between the Soviet Union and the United States on the 20th June 1963, following the Cuban Missile Crisis.

1967 – Nicole Kidman the Australian-American actress was born on the 20th June 1967.

1971Josh Lucas the American actor was born Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer in Little Rock, Arkansas on on the 20th June 1971. Josh Lucas is known for his roles in Glory RoadSweet Home AlabamaA Beautiful MindStealthPoseidon, J. Edgar and Red Dog. Josh Lucas verified Twitter account:

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Josh Lucas & Koko the Kelpie, stars of the Red Dog movie (photo source: Josh Lucas Twitter profile pic 2013)


1972 – Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appeared in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the arrests of his operatives on the 20th June 1972, while breaking into the Watergate complex.

1990 – Asteroid Eureka was discovered on the 20th June 1990.

1991 – The German Bundestag voted to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin on the 20th June 1991.

2001 ~ WORLD REFUGEE DAY was first celebrated on the 20th June 2001, On 4 December 2000. The United Nations General Assembly noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. ~

2003 – The WikiMedia Foundation was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida on the 20th June 2003.

2013Jeffrey Smart (AO) the Australian painter known for his Precisionist depictions of urban landscapes died on the 20th June 2013 aged 91 (born 26 July 1921). The Age news: Jeffrey Smart dead at 91

2013 ~ ESTiMATE the Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II  won the Ascot Gold Cup in England. The Queen became the first reigning British monarch in history with a winning horse in Royal Ascot’s biggest race. She was the first monarch in 207 years to have a horse win at Royal Ascot.

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Queen wins Gold Cup at Ascot ~ Queen Elizabeth II smiling after her British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse made history winning at Ascot. See more at

The Queen is celebrating after her horse made an historic win at Royal Ascot (YouTube video)…

Today in History for June 20th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

JUNE 19 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1815 – Cornelius Krieghoff the Canadian painter was born on the 19th June 1815 (died 1872).

1846 – Antonio Abetti the Italian astronomer was born on the 19th June 1846 (died 1928).

1884 – Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes the French painter was born on the 19th June 1884 (died 1974).

1893 – Madeleine Astor the American survivor of the Sinking of the RMS Titanic was born on the 19th June 1893 (died 1940).

1902 – Guy Lombardo the Canadian-American violinist and bandleader was born on the 19th June 1902 (died 1977).

1910 – The first Father’s Day was celebrated on the 19th June 1910, in Spokane, Washington.

1928 – Tommy DeVito the American singer and guitarist from The Four Seasons was born on the 19th June 1928.

1932 – José Sanchis Grau the Spanish author and illustrator was born on the 19th June 1932 (died 2011).

1937 ~ J. M. BARRiE the Scottish author died on the 19th June 1937 (born 9th May 1860). Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.

1947 – Salman Rushdie the Indian author was born on the 19th June 1947.

1950 – Ann Wilson the American singer-songwriter from Heart was born on the 19th June 1950.

1953 – Larry Dunn the American keyboard player from Earth, Wind & Fire was born on the 19th June 1953.

1953 – Simon Wright the English drummer from AC/DC was born on the 19th June 1953.

1959 – Mark DeBarge the American singer-songwriter from DeBarge was born on the 19th June 1959.

1962 – Paula Abdul the American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress was born on the 19th June 1962.

1970 – Brian Welch the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Korn was born on the 19th June 1970.

1964 – Boris Johnson the American-English journalist, politician and as Mayor of London was born on the 19th June 1964.

1978 – Garfield made its debut on the 19th June 1978. Garfield is the holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip. YouTube video: Garfield the Movie

1983 – Macklemore the American rapper was born on the 19th June 1983.

2007Lockie Leonard the Australian television series adapted from the Lockie Leonard books by Tim Winton, first screened on the 19th June 2007, on the Nine Network, and premiered in the UK on the 27th September 2008. The children’s series was filmed in Albany, Western Australia. The 2nd series was filmed in 2009 and screened in 2010 in Australia, the UK and Ireland. The theme song is Worlds Away” by Jebediah. YouTube video: Lockie Leonard – The Best Parts – Part 1…

2013 – James Gandolfini the American actor died on the 19th June 2013 aged 51 (born 1961). James Gandolfini is best known for his role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, a drama series about a troubled crime boss character struggling to balance his family life and career in the Mafia.

Today in History for June 19th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

JUNE 18 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1464 – Rogier van der Weyden the Flemish painter died on the 18th June 1464 (born 1400)

1858 ~ Charles Darwin received a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that included nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin’s own on the 18th day of June in 1858, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.

1928 ~ Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean on the 18th day of June in 1928.

1936 – Barack Obama, Sr. the Kenyan economist and father of U.S. President Barack Obama was born on the 18th June 1936 (d. 1982).

1940 ~ The “Finest Hour” speech was delivered by Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on the 18th day of June in 1940.

1942 – Paul McCartney the English singer-songwriter and musician from The Beatles was born on the 18th June 1942.

1961 – Alison Moyet the English singer-songwriter from Yazoo was born on the 18th June 1961.

1983 ~ Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on the 18th day of June in 1983.

2012 ~ KARiSE EDEN the Australian soul singer became the 1st winner of the first season of THE VOiCE in Australia, on the 18th day of June in 2012. See Karise Eden’s first amazing appearance on The Voice on the 15th of April in 2012, singing the classic song “It’s A Man’s Man’s World”…

Karise Eden, the 1st winner of The Voice (photo by Eva Rinaldi 2012)
Karise Eden, the 1st winner of The Voice (photo by Eva Rinaldi 2012)

See Karise Eden performing her last song on the grand finale night, prior to the announcement of The Voice’s first Australian winner, on the 18th of June in 2012… 

See the Sunrise story about Karise Eden on the morning after The Voice grand final…

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Today in History for June 18th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

JUNE 17 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1596 – The Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz discovered the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen on the 17th June 1596.

1631 – Mumtaz Mahal died during childbirth on the 17th June 1631. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spent the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.

1867 – John Robert Gregg the American inventor was born on the 17th day of June in 1867 (d. 1948).

1867 – Henry Lawson the Australian poet was born on the 17th day of June in 1867 (d. 1922).

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on the 17th June 1885.

1898 ~ M. C. Escher the Dutch artist was born Maurits Cornelis Escher in  LeeuwardenFriesland, Netherlands on the 17th June in 1898 (died 27th March 1972 aged 73).

1907 ~ Charles Eames, Jr  the American designer who made major contributions to modern architecture and modern furniture was born in St. Louis, Missouri on the 17th June 1907 (died 21st August 1978 aged 71).  Charles Eames and his wife Ray-Bernice Eames (1912~1988) also worked together in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film. |

1943 – Barry Manilow the American singer was born on the 17th day of June in 1943.

1944 – Iceland declared independence from Denmark and became a republic on the 17th June 1944.

1947 – Paul Young the English singer and percussionist from Mike + The Mechanics was born on the 17th day of June in 1947 (d. 2000).

1967 – Eric Stefani the original from No Doubt, and now cartoon animator was born on the 17th day of June in 1967.

1980 – Venus Williams the American tennis player was born on the 17th day of June in 1980.

1988 – Stephanie Rice the Australian swimmer was born on the 17th day of June in 1988.

1994 –  O.J. Simpson was arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman, after a televised highway chase on the 17th day of June in 1994.

2013 ~ HARRiSON CRAiG won The Voice in Australia on the 17th June 2013.

Today in History for June 17th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

JUNE 16 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1779 – Spain declared war on the Kingdom of Great Britain on the 16th June 1779, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar began.

1792 – Thomas Mitchell the Australian explorer was born on the 16th June 1792 (d. 1855).

1816 – Lord Byron read Fantasmagoriana to his 4 house guests Percy ShelleyMary ShelleyClaire Clairmont, and John Polidoriat the Villa Diodati on the 16th June 1816, which inspired his challenge that each guest write a ghost story, which culminated in Mary Shelley writing the novel Frankenstein, John Polidori writing the short story The Vampyre, and Byron writing the poem Darkness.

1829 – Geronimo the Native American leader was born on the 16th June 1829 (d. 1909).

1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivered his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois on the 16th June 1858.

1883 – The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England killed 183 children on the 16th June 1883.

1890 – Stan Laurel the English actor and comedian was born on the 16th June 1890 (d. 1965).

1903 – The Ford Motor Company was incorporated on the 16th June 1903.

1911 – IBM was founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York on the 16th June 1911

1911 – A 772 gram stony meteorite hit the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn on the 16th June 1911.

1952 – Gino Vannelli the Canadian singer-songwriterwas was born on the 16th June 1952.

1963 – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the 1st woman in space on the 16th June 1963, during Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission.

1967 – The Monterey Pop Festival began on the 16th June 1967.

1971 – Tupac Shakur the American rapper was born on the 16th June 1971 (d. 1996).

1975Peter Helliar the Australian comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, radio & television presenter was born in Melbourne on the 16th June 1975. Peter Helliar is known for his work on television as Rove McManus sidekick on The Loft Live and Rove Live, and as Bryan Strauchan aka Strauchanie on Before the Game ~ | Peter Helliar’s Twitter verified: | Peter Helliar’s official Facebook: 

1977 – Oracle Corporation was incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) on the 16th June 1977, by Larry EllisonBob Miner and Ed Oates. .

1990John Newman the British singer and musician was born on the 16th June 1990. John Newman is best known for the song Love Me Again which peaked at No.1 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2013, as well as being a featured artist on Rudimental‘s 2012 singles Feel the Love and Not Giving In.

2010 – Bhutan became the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco on the 16th June 2010.

2012 – China successfully launched its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft on the 16th June 2012, carrying 3 astronauts, including the 1st female Chinese astronaut, Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module.

2012 – The United States Air Force‘s robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returned to Earth on the 16th June 2012, after a classified 469-day orbital mission.

Today in History for June 16th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

JUNE 15 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1300 – The city of Bilbao was founded on the 15th June 1300.

1502 – Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Martinique on the 15th June 1502, on his 4th voyage.

1667 – The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys on the 15th June 1667

1843 – Edvard Grieg the Norwegian pianist and composer was born on the 15th June 1843 (died 1907).

1937 – Waylon Jennings the American singer-songwriter from The Highwaymen was born on the 15th June 1937 (d. 2002).

1941Harry Nilsson the American singer-songwriter and musician was born on the 15th June 1941 (died 1994 aged 52). Nilsson achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s, with his hit singles Everybody’s Talkin’ (1969), Without You (1971) and Coconut (1972). Nilsson’s career is notable because he was one of the few major pop-rock recording artists of his era to achieve significant commercial success without ever performing major public concerts or regular tours. He was awarded Grammys for 2 of his recordings; best male contemporary vocal in 1969 for Everybody’s Talkin’ in the Academy Award-winning movie Midnight Cowboy, and best male pop vocal in 1972 for Without You.

1945Mike Rudd the New Zealand-born leader of Australian progressive rock bands Spectrum and Ariel was born on the 15th June 1945.

1946 – Noddy Holder the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Slade was born on the 15th June 1946.

1946 – Demis Roussos the Greek singer was born on the 15th June 1946.

1949 – Russell Hitchcock the Australian singer from Air Supply was born on the 15th June 1949.

1951 – Steve Walsh the American singer-songwriter and keyboardist from Kansas was born on the 15th June 1951.

1958Neil Arthur the singer from Blancmange was born on the 15th June 1958.

1963 – Helen Hunt the American actress was born on the 15th June 1963.

1964 – Courteney Cox the American actress, director, and producer was born on the 15th June 1964.

1969 – Ice Cube the American rapper, producer, director, and actor was born on the 15th June 1969.

1976 – Gary Lightbody the Irish singer-songwriter and musician from Snow Patrol was born on the 15th June 1976.

1984 – Luke Hodge the Australian footballer was born on the 15th June 1984.

2012Nik Wallenda became the 1st person in the World to walk a tightrope stretched over Niagara Falls on the 15th June 2012.

Today in History for June 15th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

JUNE 14 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1777 – The Stars and Stripes were adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States on the 14th day of June in 1777.

1868 – Karl Landsteiner the Austrian biologist and physician was born on the 14th day of June in 1868.

1871 – Jacob Ellehammer the Danish inventor was born on the 14th day of June in 1871 (d. 1946).

1900 – Hawaii became a United States territory on the 14th day of June in 1900.

1907 – Norway gave women the right to vote on the14th day of June in 1907.

1909 – Burl Ives the American actor, singer, and author was born on the 14th day of June in 1909 (d. 1995).

1945 – Rod Argent the English singer-songwriter and keyboardist from The Zombies and Argent was born on the 14th day of June in 1945.

1946 – Donald Trump the American businessman was born on the 14th day of June in 1946.

1947 – The Roswell UFO incident supposedly happened in Roswell, New Mexico on the 14th day of June in 1947.

1961 – Boy George the English singer-songwriter from Culture Club  was born on the 14th day of June in 1961.

1964 ~ The Beatles arrived in Melbourne, Australia for the first time on the 14th day of June in 1964, during The Beatles’ 1964 World Tour. YouTube video: The Beatles arrive in Melbourne from Adelaide ~ 14th June 964 Live TV coverage…

1969 – Steffi Graf the German tennis player was born on the 14th day of June in 1969.

1976 – Alan Carr the English comedian was born on the 14th day of June in 1976.

1984 – Siobhán Donaghy the English singer-songwriter from Sugababes was born on the 14th day of June in 1984.

1994 – Henry Mancini the American composer and conductor died on the 14th day of June in 1994 (b.1924).

2005World Blood Donor Day was first celebrated on the 14th day of June in 2005.  World Blood Donor Day is a day dedicated to thanking and celebrating voluntary blood donors. It occurs on June 14 to coincide with the birthday of Karl Landsteiner the Austrian biologist and physician that created the ABO blood group system, for which he won the Nobel Prize.

The Human blood drop made from by 1500 students in Tecnópolis, Spain
The Human blood drop made by 1500 students in Tecnópolis, Spain

Today in History for June 14th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

JUNE 13 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1886King Ludwig II of Bavaria was found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 pm on the 13th day of June in 1886.

1927 – Slim Dusty the Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer was born on the 13th June 1927 (died 2003).

1934 ~ Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met in Venice, Italy on the 13th day of June in 1934; Mussolini later described the German dictator as “a silly little monkey”.

1935 – Christo the Bulgarian-French sculptor and painter was born on the 13th June 1935.

1953 – Tim Allen the American actor and producer was born on the 13th June 1953.

1969 – Søren Rasted the Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist from Aqua was born on the 13th June 1969.

1970 ~ “The Long and Winding Road” became the Beatles’ 20th and last number one song in the United States.

1981Chris Evans the American actor was born on the 13th June 1981.

1983 ~ Pioneer 10 became the 1st man made object to leave the central Solar System when it passed beyond the orbit of Neptune on the 13th day of June in 1983.

1986Mary-Kate Olsen the American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman was born was born 2 minutes before her twin sister Ashley on the 13th June 1986. Mary-Kate co-founded The Row, a luxury fashion brand, and also Olsenboyethe more affordable line, with her fraternal twin sister Ashley Olsen. Mary-Kate pursued acting independently until 2012.

1986 ~ Ashley Olsen the American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman was born 2 minutes after her twin sister Mary-Kate on the 13th June 1986. Ashley co-founded The Rowa luxury fashion brand, and also Olsenboyethe more affordable line, with her fraternal twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen. Ashley started her own fashion company called Elizabeth and James. Ashley is two minutes older than Mary-Kate

1997 ~ A jury sentenced Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing on the 13th day of June in 1997.

Today in History for June 13th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

JUNE 12 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1939 – Shooting began on Paramount Pictures‘ Dr. Cyclops on the 12th June 1939, becoming the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

1929 – Anne Frank the German-Dutch author and Holocaust victim was born on the 12th June 1929 (d. 1945).

1930 – Jim Nabors the American actor was born on the 12th June 1930.

1942 – Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday on the 12th June 1942.

1952Walter Russell Mead the Professor at Bard College and blogger at Editor-at-Large of The American Interest magazine was born on the 12th June 1952. Walter Russell Mead Bio at Bard | Walter Russell Mead’s Blog | Twitter:

1953 – Rocky Burnette the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 12th June 1953.

1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison on the 12th June 1964, for sabotage in South Africa.

1967 – Venera programVenera 4 was launched on the 12th June 1967 (it became the first space probe to enter another planet‘s atmosphere and successfully return data).

1979 – Bryan Allen won the 2nd Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.

1994 – The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, made its 1st flight on the 12th June 1994.

1997 – Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London on the 12th June 1997.

Today in History for June 12th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

JUNE 11 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1456 – Anne Neville the English wife of Richard III of England was born on the 11th June 1456 (died 1485).

1509 – Henry VIII of England married Catherine of Aragon on the 11th June 1509.

1776 – John Constable the English painter was born on the 11th June 1776 (died 1837).

1788 – Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reached Alaska on the 11th June 1788.

1815 – Julia Margaret Cameron the Indian photographer was born on the 11th June 1815 (died 1879).

1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, was officially established in Melbourne, Australia on the 11th June 1892.

1894 – Kiichiro Toyoda the Japanese businessman and founder of Toyota was born on the 11th June 1894 (died 1952).

1901 – New Zealand annexed the Cook Islands on the 11th June 1901.

1910 – Jacques Cousteau the French biologist, author, inventor and co-developer of the aqua-lung was born on the 11th June 1910 (died 1997).

1913 – Coby Whitmore the American painter and illustrator was born on the 11th June 1913 (died 1988).

1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gave the 1st public demonstration of FM broadcasting on the 11th June 1935, in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.

1936 – The International Surrealist Exhibition opened in London, England on the 11th June 1936.

1939 – Jackie Stewart the Scottish race car driver was born on the 11th June 1939.

1947 – Richard Palmer-James the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from King Crimson and Supertramp was born on the 11th June 1947.

1949 – Frank Beard the American drummer and songwriter from ZZ Top was born on the 11th June 1949.

1950 – Graham Russell the English-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Air Supply was born on the 11th June 1950.

1950 – Bjarne Stroustrup the Danish computer scientist and creator of C++ was born on the 11th June 1950.

1951 – Yasumasa Morimura the Japanese painter was born on the 11th June 1951.

1952 – Donnie Van Zant the American singer-songwriter and guitarist  from 38 Special was born on the 11th June 1952.

1954 – Johnny Neel the American vocalist, songwriter and musician from The Allman Brothers Band was born on the 11th June 1954.

1955 – 83 spectators were killed with about 100 injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collided at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 11th June 1955, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.

1960 – Mehmet Oz the American surgeon, author and television host was born on the 11th June 1960.

1963 – Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burnt himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection on the 11th June 1963, to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.

1964 ~ The Beatles arrived in Australia for the first time on the morning of the 11th June 1964. The Beatles flew to Australia from Hong Kong to Sydney, with a stop at 2.35am en route in Darwin for their aeroplane to refuel. A crowd of about 2,000 fans greeted The Beatles at Sydney’s Mascot International Airport on the cold and rainy winter morning. YouTube video: The Beatles Arrive in Australia (1964)…

1965 – Manuel Uribe the Mexican world’s heaviest man was born on the 11th June 1965.

1968 – Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein was born on the 11th June 1968.

1969 – Steven Drozd the American singer-songwriter from The Flaming Lips was born on the 11th June 1969.

1972 – The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver was on the 11th June 1972, killing 6 people and injuring 126.

1977 – Geoff Ogilvy the Australian golfer was born on the 11th June 1977.

1982 – Marco Arment the American businessman and co-creator of Tumblr was born on the 11th June 1982.

1988 – Claire Holt the Australian actress was born on the 11th June 1988.

1991 ~ Dan Howell the English radio host and blogger was born on the 11th June 1991. Dan Howell is best known his YouTube channel DANiSNOTONFiRE, which reached 2 million subscribers on the 30th July 2013. Dan Howell and Phil Lester started presenting The Request Show with Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1 in January 2013. Dan Howell on YouTube: | Facebook: | Twitter: | YouTube video: Existential Crisis by Dan is Not On Fire…

1998 – Compaq Computer paid $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation on the 11th June 1998, in the largest high-tech acquisition.

2001 – Timothy McVeigh was executed on the 11th June 2001, for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2002 – Antonio Meucci was acknowledged as the 1st inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress on the 11th June 2002.

2004 – Cassini-Huygens made its closest fly by of the Saturn moon Phoebe on the 11th June 2004.

Today in History for June 11th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…