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 - Jurassic Park
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1993: Steven Spielberg's science-fiction adventure film "Jurassic Park," about an island where genetic scientists have created a wildlife park of cloned dinosaurs, premieres in theaters. The movie, based off Michael Crichton's book of the same name and starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough, would gross more than $900 million worldwide to become the highest-grossing film of all time, breaking the decade-old box office record set by Spielberg's "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." It would be surpassed four years later by "Titanic."

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