On this day: June 10

Published On: Jun 06 2013 05:54:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 10 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

The first SOS signal is sent, the Six-Day War ends, Spencer Tracy and Ray Charles die, the Apple II computer goes on sale, and Affirmed becomes the most recent horse to capture the Triple Crown, all on this day.

OTD June 10 - Affirmed
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1978: The racehorse Affirmed wins the Belmont Stakes to capture the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. The thoroughbred was the 11th and most recent horse to win the Triple Crown, which consists of winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Here, jockey Steve Cauthen signs a pictures of himself on Affirmed before the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2013.

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