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 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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1986: The comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jeffrey Jones and Jennifer Grey, and directed by John Hughes, premieres in theaters. The movie, which was also written and produced by Hughes, became a critical and box office success, earning $70 million to rank as one of the top grossing films of the year.

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