On this day: June 11

Published On: Jun 09 2013 01:41:01 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 11 2014 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 - True Grit
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Paramount Pictures

1969: The western "True Grit," starring John Wayne, is released in theaters. Wayne would win the only Academy Award of his career for his portrayal of U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn.

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