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June 11 Birthdays

Jacques Cousteau
1910–97, French oceanographer and naval officer.

John Constable
painter (1776)

Julia Margaret Cameron
pioneer photographer (1815)

Jeannette Rankin
first female member of U.S. Congress (1880)

Vince Lombardi
football (1913)

William Styron
novelist (1925)

Jackie Stewart
race driver (1939)

Henry Cisneros
political official (1947)

June 11 in History


King Henry VIII married his first wife, Katharine of Aragon.


Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .


Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.


Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous "stand in the schoolhouse door."


Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crown.


Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.

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