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Notable Historical Events for July 11th

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

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

1934FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal

1943Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armoured division in Sicily

1930Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

1993Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open

1892US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

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

2012Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

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Notable Birthdays on July 11th

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

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

1953Leon Spinks, St. Louis Missouri, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976)

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

July 11th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 11th

1867Businesswoman Hetty Green (32) weds Edward Henry Green

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

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

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

1954Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal

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

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)

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

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

July 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 11th

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

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

July 11th Deaths
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