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Notable Historical Events for June 11th

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

1993"Jurassic Park" (starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

1963US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"

1982Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

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

198959th French Mens Tennis: Michael Chang beats S Edberg (61 36 46 64 62)

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

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

1940British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans

1950Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament

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Notable Birthdays on June 11th

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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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

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

2005NBA player Steve Nash (31) weds Alejandra Amarilla

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

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Notable Deaths on June 11th

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

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

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