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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.

1892 – US Patent Office says Joseph Swan rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp.

1914 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth makes his MLB debut as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox; earns 4-3 win against the Cleveland Naps at Fenway Park.

1934 – FDR became 1st US President to travel through Panama Canal.

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

1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt announces he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.

1952 – General Dwight Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate.

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

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

1962 – Brothers Hank and Tommie Aaron homer in same inning.

1967 – Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition.

1976 – In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling, “Headlocks & Wedlocks”

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

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

1988 – Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor.

1991 – Calumet Farm, home to Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy.

2001 – Iraq resumes oil exports, ending a 5-week halt in protest of a US and British-sponsored UN Security Council resolution.

2011 – Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.

2019 – Last models of Volkswagon’s Beetle car are produced in Pueblo, Mexico, ending production worldwide after 80 years.

2019 – US stock market reach new records, the Dow tops 27,000 points for the first time and the S&P 500 hits 3,000 points.

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