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It happened on a… June 11

2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces plan to ban single-use plastics by 2021.

2009

The World Health Organization declares H1N1 swine flu to be a global pandemic, the first such incident in over forty years.

2008

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada’s First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children are isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.

2002

“American Idol” created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox

1993

Steven Spielberg’s movie “Jurassic Park” opened.

1966

Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (San Francisco).

1955

Eighty-three spectators are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.

1770

Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia when he ran aground.

1742

Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove.

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