Thursday, June 11, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009...
10 Timeline Memories:
1963] Alabama justice: Alabama Governor George Wallace tries to prevent black students from registering at the University of Alabama. He will lose the battle, rightfully so… 1977] Triple Crown Champ: Seattle Slew wins the third leg of the Triple Crown by taking the Belmont Stakes. Fifty-eight years earlier -- to the date in 1919, Sir Barton became the first Triple Crown winner... 1978] Premiered on this date: "Grease" the movie, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John…1982] “ET” opens and sets record-breaking box-office numbers. It’s the big summer movie... 1979] ‘Happy Trails’: Legendary tough-guy actor John Wayne dies from stomach cancer at 72…1985] Karen Ann Quinlan dies at 31 after a lengthy coma. Her case prompts a right-to-die court decision after her life-support system is removed…2003] Pioneering broadcast journalist David Brinkley dies at 82 from complications of a fall… 1982] The winner and still champ: Heavyweight champ Larry Holmes defends his title successfully with a 13-round TKO of Long Island’s Gerry Cooney… 1987] Maggie keeps on tickin’: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office… 1990] Half a dozen in the books: Nolan Ryan pitches his sixth no-hitter in a win over Oakland. Ryan will pitch one more before retiring after the 1993 season… 2002] Wedding Bells: Paul McCartney and Heather Mills are married. They will separate in May 2006 and the divorce becomes final in May, 2008…
2004] Stately: The nation bids farewell to former President Ronald Reagan at a stately funeral in Washington, D.C. He will be laid to rest hours later in California...For more on June 11th: