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 - H1N1 swine flu
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2009: The "swine flu," the H1N1 influenza strain, becomes the first condition deemed a global pandemic by the World Health Organization since the Hong Kong flu of 1967-1968.

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