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June 11th is a day colored with various celebrations and observances that bring joy, friendliness, and beauty into focus. From tasty treats to the values of kindness and aesthetics, June 11th offers multiple reasons to celebrate and appreciate the small pleasures and gestures in life.

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Interesting Facts of June 11th

  1. 1. Captain James Cook, during his voyage on the HMS Endeavour, ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef on June 11, 1770. This event forced Cook to make a stop and repair his ship on the coast of Australia and thereby led to the first European discovery of the eastern coast of the continent.
  2. 2. On June 11, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence from Britain, which eventually led to the creation of the United States.
  3. 3. Sir Barton became the first horse to win the Triple Crown of American horse racing on June 11, 1919, achieving victories at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.
  4. 4. Steven Spielberg's film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" had its premiere on June 11, 1982. This film would become one of the most beloved and successful movies of all time, achieving both critical acclaim and box office success globally.
  5. 5. The FIFA World Cup began in South Africa on June 11, 2010, marking the first time the tournament was hosted by an African nation. The event was of major significance and symbolized a time of unity and pride for Africa on the global stage.