2021 June

June 11: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 11

June 11th is known as Yarn Bombing Day & Corn On The Cob Day.

We made it to day 162 of the year and there’s 203 days left to go until we reach the new year.

Everyone who was born on June 11th shares the zodiac sign of Gemini.

Is June 11 an important day for you? If so you’re not alone! This day has been pretty important one throughout history, it’s a day full of interesting discoveries, movie releases and so much more.

Did you know that on this day in 1982, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial by Steven Spielberg was released? It became the highest-grossing film of all time and held this position for 11 years.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 11th in history!

What Happened On June 11 In History?


British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher won elections for a record third term.

OTD in 1987: British prime minister

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial by Steven Spielberg was released.

The movie had a budget of just $10.5 million and had a box office success of $792.9 million.

The comedy-drama musical “Nashville” written by Robert Altman was released.


The Rolling Stones hit single “Paint It Black” reached number 1 in the US.


Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in front of the schoolhouse door, refusing entry to two African American students.

This took place at the Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama. Wallace's attempt to continue segregation brought him into the national spotlight once President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 11111. The order brought in the National Guard which forced Wallace to step aside.

President John F. Kennedy gained an honorary degree from Yale University.


Napoleon took the island of Malta.

Thousands of soldiers surrounded the island at strategic points, procuring the island in the process.

British explorer, Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef, Australia after narrowly escaping shipwreck.

OTD in 1770: British explorer
Cook's ship was badly damaged and needed serious repair that set him back seven weeks.

American leading figure, Benjamin Franklin created the Franklin Stove.

Source CBS News

King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon.

When his marriage to Catherine did not produce a male heir, King Henry became infatuated with Anne Boleyn. After Pope Clement VII refused to grant a divorce from Catherine, King Henry took it upon himself to assume supremacy over the church. This set off a chain of events that eventually led to England's division with the Catholic Church.

The Basilica of St Denis in Paris was completed and dedicated on this day.

The church was the first structure to included all elements of Gothic Architecture in the world.

Did you know that on this day, June 11th 1982, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial by Steven Spielberg was released?