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 - Gene Wilder
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1933: Actor Gene Wilder, best known for movies such as "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and "Stir Crazy," is born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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