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Notable Historical Events for July 11th

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

1896Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada

1533Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII

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

1993Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic

1985Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open

1616Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.

1914Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3

1811Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases.

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Notable Birthdays on July 11th

1767John Quincy Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts, 6th President of the United States (D) (1825-1829)

1959Richie Sambora, Perth Amboy, NJ, guitarist, (Bon Jovi), boyfriend of Cher & Heather Locklear

1899E. B. White, writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), (d. 1985)

1934Giorgio Armani, Piacenza Italy, fashion designer (American Gigolo)

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Notable Weddings on July 11th

1867Businesswoman Hetty Green (32) weds Edward Henry Green

1954Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal

1877Scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell (30) weds Mabel Hubbard (19) at the Hubbard estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

1895Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam

1976Singer and actor Frank Sinatra (60) marries 4th wife Barbara Marx (45)

2009Actor and film director Robert Redford (71) weds artist Sibylle Szaggars (51) at the luxurious Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany

1980Actor Michael Biehn (23) weds actress Carlene Olson (25)

1955"Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (54) weds former fashion model and actress Kay Spreckles

1976Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia

1960Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado

July 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 11th

1994Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M, dies at 52

1957Aga Khan III, Pakistani 48th Shia Iman, dies at 79

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