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On This Day: June 11th

This is 162nd day of the year and 203 days remain in the year.

in history
1509
King Henry VIII married his first wife, Katharine of Aragon.
1919
Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.
1963
Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous "stand in the schoolhouse door."
1977
Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crown.
2001
Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.
June 11 BirthdaysJacques Cousteau1910–97, French oceanographer and naval officer.
Jeannette Rankinfirst female member of U.S. Congress
John Constablepainter
Vince Lombardifootball
Julia Margaret Cameronpioneer photographer
Henry Cisnerospolitical official
William Styronnovelist
Jackie Stewartrace driver



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