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This Day in History: July 11

History: What Happened Today?

  1. In 1804, Aaron Burr (Vice President of the US) killed Alexander Hamilton (Secretary of the Treasury of the US) in a duel.
  2. In 1914, Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleveland 4-3 .
  3. In 1962, the first transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I).
  4. In 1977, The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. In 1979, the Skylab space station re-enters the earth's atmosphere. Pieces land in the Indian Ocean and in Australia.
  6. Famous Birthdays: E.B. White (American writer of children's books and essays), John Quincy Adams (US President), Jeff Corwin (wildlife expert)

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