June 11

1509

King Henry VIII married his first wife, Katharine of Aragon.

1770

Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .

1919

Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.

1963

Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous "stand in the schoolhouse door."

1977

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

2001

Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.

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