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 - female Army generals
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Women's Army Corps Museum, U.S. Army

1970: After being appointed on May 15, Elizabeth P. Hoisington (left) and Anna Mae Hays (right) officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army generals, becoming the first females to do so.

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