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 - USS Missouri
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U.S. Navy

1944: The USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the United States Navy and the future site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan to end World War II, is commissioned.

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