Almanac

Almanac

June 11, 2005

1509: England's King Henry VIII married Catherine

1509: England's King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon.

1776: The Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence calling for freedom from Britain.

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

1977: Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.

2001: Timothy McVeigh was executed by injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

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