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Notable Historical Events for June 11th

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

1876Republicans pick Rutherford B. Hayes as US presidental candidate

2004Ronald Reagan's funeral is held at Washington National Cathedral.

1990UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

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.

1978Bjorn Borg wins French Open Title

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

199565th French Mens Tennis: Thomas Muster beats Michael Chang (75 62 64)

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

1940British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans

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Notable Birthdays on June 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1910Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer (Calypso)

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

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Notable Weddings on June 11th

2005NBA player Steve Nash (31) weds Alejandra Amarilla

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

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

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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