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On this day: June 11

Published On: Jun 09 2013 01:41:01 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 11 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Sir Barton becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown, George Wallace blocks the door at the University of Alabama, John Wayne dies, and the swine flu is declared a global pandemic, all on this day.

OTD June 11 - Timothy McVeigh
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2001: Timothy McVeigh is executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., for his role in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, which killed 168 and injured more than 680 people.

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