History Blog

June 11

Happy Birthday RIP Raymon Cramton(“Chad Everett” 1937–2012) Jerome Silberman(“Gene Wilder” 1933–2016) ; Johnny Brown–81 Christina Crawford–79 Adrienne Barbeau–73 Peter Bergman–65 James “Hugh” Laurie–59 Peter Dinklage–49 Joshua Jackson Carter–40 Shia LaBeouf–32 Eugene Simon–26 ; 1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey ; 1963 – American Civil Rights Movement: Governor of Alabama George Wallace defiantly stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.