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Notable Historical Events for June 11th

1966Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (SF)

191923rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass

1950Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament

1742Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove

1982Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

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

1770Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 11th

1910Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer (Calypso)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 11th

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

2005NBA player Steve Nash (31) weds Alejandra Amarilla

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

June 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 11th

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

2011Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, dies at 80

June 11th Deaths
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