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.
1805: A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory. A river warehouse and brick chimneys of the wooden homes were the sole structures to survive. Detroit's motto and state seal reference the fire.
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