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Lots of Interesting Stuff Happened on June 11 Over the Years

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  • Lots of Interesting Stuff Happened on June 11 Over the Years

    1919 - Sir Barton becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown

    1962 - Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to escape from Alcatraz

    1963 -


    David Halberstam wrote:

    I was to see that sight again, but once was enough. Flames were coming from a human being; his body was slowly withering and shriveling up, his head blackening and charring. In the air was the smell of burning human flesh; human beings burn surprisingly quickly. Behind me I could hear the sobbing of the Vietnamese who were now gathering. I was too shocked to cry, too confused to take notes or ask questions, too bewildered to even think... As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound, his outward composure in sharp contrast to the wailing people around him.
    2001 - Timothy McVeigh is executed

    2004 - Ronald Reagan's funeral is held

    Most days are pretty boring comparatively.

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      Is that Wayne Brady?

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      Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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        Originally posted by Glovey View Post
        1919 - Sir Barton becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown
        KBF had the exacta. Won six bits!

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          I didn't think kbf was the Lounge geezer.

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            Originally posted by 007 View Post
            Is that Wayne Brady?

            It's Michelle Obama.
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            "When you say 'radical right' today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye."
            -Barry Goldwater

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 007 View Post
              Is that Wayne Brady?
              Too black to be Wayne Brady.

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