On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1776

Historical Events

United States Declaration of Independence

Continental Congress creates committee to draft a Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston as members

Famous Birthdays

  • John Constable, English landscape painter (Hay Wain), born in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England (d. 1837)
1776 Highlights

About June 11, 1776

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 245 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini