This Day in History for July 11
1798 – 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.Share: