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 - Hugh Laurie
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1959: Actor and comedian Hugh Laurie, best known for the TV medical drama "House" and the British comedy series "Blackadder" and "Jeeves and Wooster," is born in Oxford, England.

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