On This Day..... July 11

 

JULY 11TH

  • TODAY IS ALL AMERICAN PET PHOTO DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL 7-ELEVEN DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MOJITO DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MUFFIN DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1767-1848)
  • BULL CONNOR (1897-1973)
  • E.B. WHITE (1899-1985)
 
  • YUL BRENNER (1920-1985)
  • TAB HUNTER (1931-2018)
 
  • GIORGIO ARMANI (1934, 84)
  • SELA WARD (1956, 62)
 
  • RICHIE SAMBORA (1959, 59)
  • SUZANNE VEGA (1959, 59)
 
  • LISA RINNA (1963, 55)
  • JEFF CORWIN (1967, 51)
 
  • LIL KIM (1975, 43)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1533, POPE CLEMENT VII EXCOMMUNICATES KING HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND
  • IN 1656, ANN AUSTIN AND MARY FISHER ARE THE FIRST QUAKERS TO LAND IN AMERICA IN BOSTON. THEY ARE IMMEDIATELY JAILED BY THE PURITAN GOVERNMENT AND HELD FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE BEING DEPORTED TO BARBADOS
  • IN 1798, CONGRESS ESTABLISHES THE MARINE CORPS
  • IN 1804, DURING A PISTOL DUEL, VICE PRESIDENT AARON BURR SHOOTS ALEXANDER HAMILTON, THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY. HE WOULD DIE FROM THE WOUNDS.
 
  • IN 1812, THE UNITED STATES INVADES CANADA VIA DETROIT
  • IN 1861, THE CONFEDERACY SUFFERS DUEL LOSSES ON LAUREL AND RICH MOUNTAINS IN VIRGINIA
  • IN 1864, CONFEDERATE FORCES BEGIN THEIR INVASION OF WASHINGTON D.C.
  • IN 1867, HETTY GREEN, “THE WITCH OF WALL STREET” MARRIES EDWARD GREEN
 
  • IN 1877, ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MARRIES MABEL HUBBARD
  • IN 1892, THE U.S. PATENT OFFICE REVEALS THAT JOSEPH SWAN PATENTED THE ELECTRIC LIGHT CARBON INCANDESCENT LAMP BEFORE THOMAS EDISON. BOTH MEN WERE RESEARCHING AT THE SAME TIME AND LATER COMBINED THEIR COMPANIES TO FORM THE EDISON & SWAN UNITED ELECTRIC LIGHT CO., OR EDISWAN FOR SHORT
 
  • IN 1900, CHARLOTTE COOPER BECOMES THE FIRST FEMALE SOLO OLYMPIC CHAMPION
  • IN 1914, BABE RUTH WINS HIS DEBUT GAME AS A PITCHER FOR THE BOSTON RED SOX
  • IN 1916, GERMANY BEGINS ITS FINAL OFFENSIVE OF WWI, THE BATTLE OF VERDUN
  • IN 1921, MONGOLIA GAINS INDEPENDENCE FROM CHINA
  • IN 1922, THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL OPENS IN LOS ANGELES
  • IN 1923, HARRY FRAZEE SELLS THE BOSTON RED SOX TO OHIO BUSINESSMAN BOB QUINN
 
  • IN 1934, FDR IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO PASS THROUGH THE PANAMA CANAL
  • IN 1934, THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION BEGINS SERVICE
  • IN 1937, THE MARX BROTHERS RELEASE “A DAY AT THE RACES”
  • IN 1937, GEORGE GERSHWIN DIES AT 38
 
  • IN 1944, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ANNOUNCES HE WILL RUN FOR A FOURTH TERM
  • IN 1946, DEAN MARTIN RECORDS HIS FIRST FOUR SONGS
  • IN 1952, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NOMINATES GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1955, CONGRESS AUTHORIZES THE SLOGAN “IN GOD WE TRUST” TO BE ADDED TO ALL U.S. CURRENCY
  • IN 1955, CLARK GABLE MARRIES FASHION MODEL KAY SPRECKLES
  • IN 1960, HARPER LEE PUBLISHES “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”
 
  • IN 1962, FRED BALDASARE IS THE FIRST PERSON TO SWIM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL UNDERWATER VIA SCUBA GEAR
  • IN 1969, DAVID BOWIE RELEASES “SPACE ODDITY”
  • IN 1969, THE ROLLING STONES RELEASE “HONKY TONK WOMAN”
 
  • IN 1970, THREE DOG NIGHT WENT TO #1 WITH “MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME”
  • IN 1974, THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE RELEASES THE EVIDENCE IT HAS COLLECTED IN THE WATERGATE INQUIRY
  • IN 1976, 18 YEAR OLD ANDY GIBB MARRIES KIM REEDER
  • IN 1976, 60 YEAR OLD FRANK SINATRA MARRIES HIS FOURTH WIFE BARBARA MARX
 
  • IN 1977, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. POSTHUMOUSLY RECEIVES THE US MEDAL OF FREEDOM
  • IN 1979, THE U.S. SPACE STATION “SKYLAB” ENTERS THE ATMOSPHERE AND DISINTEGRATES OVER AUSTRALIA
  • IN 1980, IRAN RELEASES AMERICAN HOSTAGE RICHARD QUEEN DUE TO ILLNESS
 
  • IN 1981, NEVA ROCKEFELLER BECOMES THE FIRST WOMAN IN HISTORY FORCED TO PAY HER HUBAND ALIMONY AFTER DIVORCE
  • IN 1984, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT REQUIRES SEAT BELTS AND AIR BAGS IN ALL VEHICLES
  • IN 1987, HEART GOES TO #1 WITH “ALONE”
 
  • IN 1988, MIKE TYSON HIRES DONALD TRUMP AS AN ADVISOR
  • IN 1989, PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN DEBUTS AS A SPORTSCASTER DURING THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAME
  • IN 1989, LAURENCE OLIVIER DIES AT 82
  • IN 1990, NYC POLICE ARREST A MAN DUBBED “DARTMAN” FOR STABBING OVER 50 WOMEN WITH DARTS
  • IN 1992, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE STIRS CONTROVERSY AT AN NAACP MEETING WHEN HE REFERS TO THE AUDIENCE AS “YOU PEOPLE”
 
  • IN 1995, 7,000 MUSLIMS IN BOSNIA ARE MASSACRED WHEN SERBS OVERRUN THE UNITED NATIONS SANCTIONS “SAFE HAVEN”
  • IN 1999, RICKY MARTIN HITS #1 WITH “LIVIN LA VIDA LOCA”
 
  • IN 2007, J.K. ROWLING RELEASES THE FIFTH HARRY POTTER FILM, “HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX”
  • IN 2007, LADY BIRD JOHNSON DIES AT 95
  • IN 2009, CHANNING TATUM MARRIES JENNA DEWAN
  • IN 2009, JOHN CENA MARRIES ELIZABETH HUBERDEAU IN BOSTON
  • IN 2009, THE BLACK EYED PEAS BEGIN A 14 WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “I GOTTA FEELING”
 
  • IN 2013, PEARL JAM RELEASE THEIR 10TH ALBUM “LIGHTNING BOLT”
  • IN 2014, TOMMY RAMONE DIES OF CANCER AT 65
  • IN 2015, MEXICAN DRUG LORD “EL CHAPO” ESCAPES FROM MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON VIA A TUNNEL FROM HIS CELL TO A HOUSE OUTSIDE THE PRISON
  • IN 2015, SERENA WILLIAMS BECOMES THE OLDEST WOMAN TO WIN A MAJOR EVENT WHEN SHE WINS WIMBLETON AT 33

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