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This Day in History for July 11

This Day In History1798 – US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress.

1804 – Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel.

1916 – US Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act.

1923 – Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M.

1943 – US 82nd Airborne division shot at by “friendly fire” in Sicily.

1955 – Congress authorizes all US currency to say “In God We Trust”

1955 – New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colorado with 300 cadets.

1960 – “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is first published by J.B. Lippincott & Co.

1962 – 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)

1967 – Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition.

1971 – Chilean parliament nationalizes American copper mines.

1974 – House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry.

1977 – US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin Luther King.

1981 – Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony.

1984 – Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989.

1988 – Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor.

1993 – 14th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus wins.

2007 – “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, the 5th film based on the books by J.K. Rowling is released.

2012 – 20th ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Brittney Griner win.

2015 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams becomes oldest winner in Open era (33) beating Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4.

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