/ 11 June 2021

Squiz the Day – 11 June 2021

G7 summit begins (on until 13 June) – Cornwall, England

Euro 2021 and Copa America soccer tournaments begin

Birthdays for Hugh Laurie (1959), Peter Dinklage (1969) and Shia LaBeouf (1986)

Anniversary of:
• the marriage of King Henry VIII to his first wife Catherine of Aragon (1509)
• Captain James Cook happening upon the Great Barrier Reef (1770)
• Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức’s self-immolation at a Saigon intersection, creating one of the Vietnam War’s most iconic images (1963)
• Margaret Thatcher becoming first UK PM in 160 years to win a 3rd consecutive term (1987)
• the premiere of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Jurassic Park (1993)
• the WHO declaring H1N1 swine flu a global pandemic (2009)

11.00pm (AEST) – French Open Women’s Singles Final – Paris

Queen’s Official Birthday – UK

National days for the Russian Federation and the Philippines

World Day Against Child Labour

Record Store Day

Anniversary of:
• New Amsterdam legally becoming an English colony and renamed New York (1665)
• Anne Frank’s birthday (1929) – she received her famous diary as a birthday present in 1942
• the release of Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock (1954)
• Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison in South Africa (1964)
• the premiere of the first Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
• a coroner’s report ruling that a dingo was responsible for the death of baby Azaria Chamberlain in 1980 (2012)

11.00pm (AEST) – French Open Men’s Singles Final – Paris

UN International Albinism Awareness Day

Birthdays for Red Symons (1949), Stellan Skarsgård (1951), Tim Allen (1953), Chris Evans (1981), and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (1986)

Anniversary of:
• the birthdays of WB Yeats (1865) and Slim Dusty (1927)
• the premiere of the film Grease (1978)

Queen’s Birthday public holiday (sorry Western Oz and Queensland…)

NATO leaders summit – Brussels

Deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial begins

World Blood Donor Day

Start of Men’s Health Week (until 20 June)

International Bath Day

Birthdays for Donald Trump (1946) and Boy George (1961)

Anniversary of:
• Captain William Bligh and his men reaching Timor after sailing 5,800 km in a 6-metre boat following the mutiny on the HMS Bounty (1789)
• the recording of first country music hit Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane (1923)
• the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London that killed 80 people and injured 74 (2017)

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