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This Day In History: July 11

This Day in History

1798: The United States Marine Corps is established.
1804: Alexander Hamilton is shot by Vice Pres. Aaron Burr in a duel in Weehawken, NJ; he dies the next day.
1955: Congress authorizes the addition of the phrase "In God We Trust" to all U.S. currency.
1979: The 82-ton spacecraft Skylab—in orbit since 1973—reenters the earth's atmosphere, breaking up and falling harmlessly in a shower of pieces over the Indian Ocean.
1985: Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan becomes the first major league baseball player to strike out 4,000 batters during a 4-3 victory over the NY Mets.
1995: The United States announces it is reestablishing diplomatic relations with Vietnam.

Today's Birthdays

1767: John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States (Braintree, MA; died 1848)
1857: Alfred Binet, psychologist who developed a standard intelligence test (Nice, France; died 1911)
1861: George William Norris, U.S. senator and reformer (Sandusky Co., OH; died 1944)
1899: E. B. White, writer/children's author/editor (Mount Vernon, NY; died 1985)
1915: Yul Brynner, actor (Vladivostok, USSR; died 1985)
1925: Nicolai Gedda, opera singer (Stockholm, Sweden)
1930: Harold Bloom, literary critic (New York, NY)
1931: Tab Hunter, actor (New York, NY)
1936: Giorgio Armani, fashion designer (Romagna, Italy)
1951: Bonnie Pointer, singer and member of the Pointer Sisters (East Oakland, CA)
1952: Stephen Lang, actor (Queens, NY)
1956: Sela Ward, actress (Meridian, MS)
1958: Mark Lester, actor (Oxford, England)
1959: Suzanne Vega, singer/songwriter (Santa Monica, CA)
1966: Rod Strickland, basketball player (Bronx, NY)
1967: Jeff Corwin, actor (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
1975: Lil’ Kim, musician (Brooklyn, NY)


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