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June 11: This Day That Year

June 11

- 1727 - George I, King of England (1714-27), dies of a stroke (Born May 28, 1660, age 67).

- 1776 - USA: Continental Congress forms a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence.

- 1959 - Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open.

- 1975 - Javed Miandad (Pakistan) debuts his One-day international cricket.

- 1979 - John Wayne dies (Born May 26, 1907, age 72).

- 1982 - Movie "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg released.

- 1984 - US Supreme Court declares that illegally obtained evidence could be admitted at trials if it could be proved that it was discovered legally.

- 1987 - UK: Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term.

- 1991 - Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0.

- 2012 - Afghanistan: 5 people were killed after an ambulance hits a roadside bomb.

- 2012 - Afghanistan: Two earthquakes cause landslides killing around 80 people.

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