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 - Kiichiro Toyoda
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1894: Kiichiro Toyoda, the businessman who would found the Toyota Motor Corporation, is born in Shizuoka, Empire of Japan. He formed the company in 1937 as a spinoff from his father's company Toyoda Loom Works to create automobiles and served as its president between 1941 and 1950. He died from a cerebral hemorrhage at age 57 on March 27, 1952.

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