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Notable Historical Events for July 11th

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

195017th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game

1943Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armoured division in Sicily

1993Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic

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

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

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

1616Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 11th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 11th

1954Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal

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

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

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

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

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

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

1867Businesswoman Hetty Green (32) weds Edward Henry Green

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

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Notable Deaths on July 11th

1926Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57

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

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