The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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

1776 The Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain.

1919 Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner.

1963 Buddhist monk Quang Duc immolated himself on a Saigon street to protest the government of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem.

1977 Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crown.

1987 Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term in office.

2001 Timothy McVeigh was executed by injection for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

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~ by thehalobender on June 11, 2009.

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