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 - Peter Dinklage
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1969: Actor Peter Dinklage, best known for his role as Tyrion Lannister on the HBO drama "Game of Thrones," and for movies such as "The Station Agent," "Elf" and "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," is born in Morristown, New Jersey.

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