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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 - David Brinkley
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2003: David Brinkley (seen on the TV screen at left), a newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997, dies at the age of 82 in Houston, Texas, from complications after a fall.

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