On this day: June 11

Published On: Jun 09 2013 01:41:01 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 11 2016 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 - Alcatraz occupation
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1971: The U.S. government forcibly removes the last holdouts in the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control. A group of Native Americans known as United Indians of All Tribes had occupied the island to protest federal policies related to American Indians. Graffiti from the period of Native American occupation are still visible at many locations on the island.

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