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This Day in History – July 11, 2011




1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicated England’s King Henry VIII 1781 Thomas Hutchins designated Geographer of the United States 1798 US Marine Corps created by an act of Congress 1804 VP Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel near Weehawken 1864 Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Wash 1905 Black intellectuals & activists organize Niagara movement 1916 1st federal grant-in-aid for state roads enacted 1934 FDR became 1st pres to travel through Panama Canal 1952 Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate 1954 1st White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Miss 1955 Congress authorizes all US currency to say “In God We Trust” 1955 New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colo with 300 cadets 1967 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition 1969 David Bowie releases “Space Oddity” 1969 Rolling Stones release “Honky Tonk Woman” 1974 House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry 1974 World Football League plays 1st games 1977 Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr 1985 Astros’ Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets’ Danny Heep) 1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor 1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts the All Star Game 1991 Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii]]]]> ]]>

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