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On This Day: July 11th

This is 192nd day of the year and 173 days remain in the year.

in history
1533

Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII.

1804
Former vice president Aaron Burr fatally wounded former secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Hamilton died the following afternoon.
1864
Confederate general Jubal A. Early and his troops attacked Washington, DC. They retreated the next day, ending the Confederate threat to occupy the capital.
1914
Babe Ruth made his major league baseball debut as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
1977
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work to advance civil rights.
1989
Actor Laurence Olivier died.
1995
The United States and Vietnam established full diplomatic relations.
2011
The News of the World, a British newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch, closes after several allegations that the paper's journalists hacked into voicemail accounts belonging to not only a 13-year-old murder victim, but also the relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
July 11 BirthdaysJohn Quincy Adams1767–1848, American president, born in Braintree, Mass.
Yul Brynneractor
Robert the BruceScottish King
Thomas Bowdlereditor
E. B. Whitewriter



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