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This Day in History – June 11, 2011




1184 -BC- Greeks finally captured Troy 1488 Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland 1770 Capt Cook runs aground on Australian Great Barrier Reef 1859 Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada 1895 1st auto race 1905 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs) 1919 Sir Barton becomes 1st horse to win the Triple Crown 1920 Republicans nominate Warren G Harding for president 1936 Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia 1939 King & Queen of England taste 1st “hot dogs” at FDR’s party 1944 1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC 1947 WW II sugar rationing finally ends 1959 Postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence’s book, Lady Chatterley’s Lover 1963 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at U of Alabama 1963 JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is “time to act” 1974 Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash 1982 Movie “ET The Extra-Terrestrial” released (highest grossing film) 1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd cons term 1990 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador 1991 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0]]]]> ]]>

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