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Calendar for July 11th, 2013

Every Year

  • World Population Day

  • 1270s

  • Born 1274: Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland

  • 1760s

  • Born 1767: John Quincy Adams (6th U.S. president)

  • 1790s

  • 1798: U.S. Marine Band established

  • 1798: The U.S. Marine Corps was reestablished

  • 1800s

  • 1804: U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel

  • 1830s

  • Born 1838: John Wanamaker (merchant)

  • 1840s

  • 1848: The Waterloo railway station in London opened

  • 1850s

  • 1859: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was published

  • 1860s

  • Born 1861: George William Norris (politician)

  • 1864: Confederate General Jubal Early's army reached Frederick, Maryland

  • 1890s

  • 1896: Wilfrid Laurier became prime minister of Canada

  • Born 1897: Theophilus Eugene "Bull" Connor (police officer)

  • Born 1899: E.B. White (author)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1924: Brett Somers (comedienne & actress)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1931: Tab Hunter (actor)

  • Born 1934: Giorgio Armani (fashion designer)

  • Died 1937: George Gershwin (composer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1953: Leon Spinks (boxer)

  • Born 1956: Sela Ward (actress)

  • 1960s

  • 1962: Fred Baldasare used scuba gear to become the first person to swim the English Channel underwater

  • Born 1963: Lisa Rinna (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1972: Michael Rosenbaum (actor)

  • 1979: U.S. space station Skylab, in orbit since 1973, returned to Earth and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean

  • 1980s

  • 1985: Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan became the first major league pitcher to strike out 4,000 batters

  • 1987: According to the United Nations, the world population crossed the 5,000,000,000 mark

  • Died 1989: Sir Laurence Olivier (actor)

  • 1990s

  • 1995: 35-pound chum salmon caught in Edye Pass, British Columbia

  • 2000s

  • Died 2007: Lady Bird Johnson (U.S. First Lady)


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