Friday, June 10, 2011

June 11th

1509: Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon… after mistaking her for a turkey leg.

1776: The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence. (Later they hire Sidney Sheldon to sex it up a bit).

1962: Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escape from Alcatraz, take one look at San Francisco, decide it’s too weird, and swim back.


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