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 - Charles Lindbergh
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1927: Charles Lindbergh is presented with the first Distinguished Flying Cross in honor of his solo nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris.

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