On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1776

Historical Events


USAUnited 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

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Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
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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? 244 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini