June 11 is the 162nd day of the year. There are 203 days remaining until the end of the year.
+ 1776 – The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
+ 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.
+ 1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
+ 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.
+ 2001 – Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
( Births )
+ 1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
+ 1949 – Frank Beard, American drummer and songwriter
+ 1956 – Joe Montana, American football player and sportscaster