What Happened in History on June 11

June 11, 2009 coloradogirl
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In the headlines today:

2001 Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is executed at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.

1999 Mike Myers stars in the spy comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, opening in theaters across the US.

1993 Steven Spielberg’s jaw-dropping dinosaur epic Jurassic Park opens in theaters across the US.

1991 Mt. Pinatubo erupts, covering portions of the Philippines with mud and ash.

1967 Israel and Syria accept terms of a U.N. cease-fire.

1963
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for attempts to integrate Florida restaurants.

1930 William Beebe sets a deepwater dive record of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda in a bathysphere (diving chamber).

1903 King Alexander and Queen Draga of Belgrade are assassinated by members of the Serbian army.

1895 Charles E. Duryea receives the first US patent to an American inventor for a gas-powered automobile.

1798 Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.

1509 England’s King Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon.

Born today:
1978 Joshua Jackson – actor (Dawson’s Creek, The Mighty Ducks)

1974 ME!!!!!

1965 Pamela Gidley – actress

1956 Joe Montana – NFL quarterback

1952 Donnie Van Zandt – singer (.38 Special)

1951 Bonnie Pointer – singer (Pointer Sisters)

1946 John Lawton – rock singer (Uriah Heep)

1945 Adrienne Barbeau – actress

1940 Joey Dee – singer (Joey Dee and The Starliters)

1939 Jackie Stewart – auto racer

1936 Chad Everett – actor

1935 Gene Wilder – actor

1913 Vince Lombardi – Green Bay Packers coach

1910 Jacques Cousteau – oceanographer

1880 Jeannette Rankin – first elected US Congresswoman

1864 Richard Strauss – composer

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