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Notable Historical Events for June 11th

1742Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove

1776Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence

1987Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd consecutive term

1982Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

1928Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," is released

1978"Grease" starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John opens

1940British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans

1990UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

1927Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs

2008Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.

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Notable Birthdays on June 11th

1913Vince Lombardi, Brooklyn New York, NFL coach (Green Bay Packers)

1880Jeannette Rankin, 1st woman elected to US Congress (Rep-Montana)

1943Henry Hill Jr., Brooklyn, New York, mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), (d. 2012)

1959Hugh Laurie [James Hugh Calum Laurie], Oxford, English actor (Strapless, Dr Gregory House-House)

1986Shia LaBeouf, Los Angeles, California, American actor (Disturbia, Transformers)

1910Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer (Calypso)

1572Ben Jonson, England, playwright/poet (Volpone, Alchemist)

1956Joe Montana, New Eagle Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)

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Notable Weddings on June 11th

2002Musician Paul McCartney (59) weds former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (34) at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland

1509King Henry VIII marries wife #1 Catherine of Aragon

2011Recording artist Lily Allen (26) weds Sam Cooper (32) at St. James The Great church in Gloucestershire, England

1949NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (23) weds artist Jane Coupe

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Notable Deaths on June 11th

1727King George I of Great Britain (b. 1660)

1979John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], actor (Green Berets, True Grit), dies at 72

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