On This Day: June 11th

June 11th:

1963 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong and that it is “time to act”

1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term

1776 Continental Congress creates committee to draft a Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston as members

1793 1st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick

1876 Republicans pick Rutherford B. Hayes as US presidential candidate

1891 Puerto Rican flag adopted

1898 1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo, Cuba during the Spanish–American War

1911 Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey

1921 Brazil adopts women’s suffrage

1927 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th homers of MLB season record 60 HRs in New York’s 6-4 win over Cleveland Indians at Yankees Stadium

1927 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

1962 US President John F. Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale

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