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Top 10 June 11 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Beginning at 11:00pm on June 5th approximately 24,000 troops were dropped behind German enemy lines to allow the Allies to secure strategic roads and bridges. Dummy paratroops were dropped in strategic locations to fool the Germans as well.

  2. The videogame Fortnite Battle Royale had amassed 125 million players by June 2018 and made $1.2 billion for Epic Games. It has also been linked to 200 divorces and a case of aggravated harassment where a man threatened to kill an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the game.

  3. The first primate astronaut was Albert, a rhesus macaque, who on 11 June 1948, rode to over 63 km (39 miles) on a V-2 rocket. Albert died of suffocation during the flight.

  4. During WW2, Time Magazine was the first to use the term "World War 2" in an issue released on September 11, 1939, 10 days after the war started. It had also used the term previously in a June 1939 issue in response to the events in Europe.

  5. In Rome, every year on June 11, women would group up to beat a slave girl before chasing her out of the community.

  6. Robert E. Howard, the original creator of Conan the Barbarian, shot himself in the head on June 11, 1936, moments after discovering his comatose mother would not regain consciousness. He was only 30 years old.

  7. Hampton played a crucial role in the Confederate victory at the Battle of Trevilian Station (June 11-12) in Louisa County, Virginia. Interestingly, Hampton surrounded Union Brigadier General, Georg A. Custer, in what was later known by some historians as "Custer's First Last Stand."

  8. Depending on where you are in Australia, you will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday on either June 11, September 24, or October 1. This is despite the fact that the Queen's actual birthday is April 21

  9. By the end of 11 June (D + 5), 326,547 Allied troops, 54,186 vehicles and 104,428 tons of supplies had been landed on the beaches of Normandy

  10. The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

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Interesting definitions that can be fact checked.

King Kamehameha Day on June 11 is a public holiday of the state of Hawaii in the United States.

On June 16, 2004, the 9/11 Commission reported that the original plan for the September 11 attacks called for the hijacking of ten planes, one of which was to be crashed into the US bank tower in LA