11th June in history

11th June in history

Claire Holt is an Australian-American actress and model born on this day in 1988. Holt is known for her roles as Rebekah Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries, and its spinoff series The Originals.

Did you know that:

• Benjamin Franklin invented his Franklin stove on this day in 1742
• Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia on this day in 1770
• Charles Fabry, the scientist who discovered the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere was born on this day in 1867
• Charles Duryea patented a gasoline-powered automobile on this day in 1895

// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui

Zoya Siddiqui

Zoya Siddiqui

Zoya is a fledgling journalist with a natural penchant for wordsmithery and a soft corner for environment and wildlife. A literature student, she contributes articles on history, environment and latest fads.

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