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

1983"My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5

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.

1982"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", starring Drew Barrymore, is released

1876Republicans pick Rutherford B. Hayes as US presidental candidate

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

1982Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

1982Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1988"We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14

1770Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia

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Notable Birthdays on June 11th

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

1910Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer (Calypso)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 11th

2005NBA player Steve Nash (31) weds Alejandra Amarilla

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

1509King Henry VIII marries wife #1 Catherine of Aragon

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

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Notable Deaths on June 11th

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

2011Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, dies at 80

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