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7/11/2019 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - July 11

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Today in History in 1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII; in 1914 Babe Ruth debuted as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox; in 1952 Gen. Eisenhower was nominated as the Republican U.S. presidential candidate; and in 1985 the Astros' Nolan Ryan became the first to strike out 4,000 batters.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1405 - Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
  • 1533 - Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
  • 1735 - Mathematical calculations suggest that it was on this day that Pluto moved from the ninth to the eighth most distant planet from the Sun for the last time before 1979.
  • 1804 - Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
  • 1811 - Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases.
  • 1892 - US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp
  • 1914 - Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
  • 1934 - FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal
  • 1944 - Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
  • 1952 - Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate
  • 1975 - Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC
  • 1985 - Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)
  • 1995 - 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica.
  • 2007 - "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the 5th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released.


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1767 - John Quincy Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts, 6th President of the United States (D) (1825-1829)
  • 1899 - E. B. White, writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), (d. 1985)
  • 1915 - Colin Purdie Kelly, US, 1st US air hero (during WW II)
  • 1931 - Tab Hunter, American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust), born in New York City, New York
  • 1934 - Giorgio Armani, Piacenza Italy, fashion designer (American Gigolo)
  • 1953 - Leon Spinks, St. Louis Missouri, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1959 - Richie Sambora, Perth Amboy, NJ, guitarist, (Bon Jovi), boyfriend of Cher & Heather Locklear
  • 1963 - Lisa Rinna, Medford, Oregon, American actress (Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place)
  • 1967 - Jeff Corwin, American naturalist and TV personality

Famous Weddings

  • 1867 - Businesswoman Hetty Green (32) weds Edward Henry Green
  • 1877 - Scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell (30) weds Mabel Hubbard (19) at the Hubbard estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1895 - Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam
  • 1937 - Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall
  • 1954 - Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal
  • 1955 - "Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (54) weds former fashion model and actress Kay Spreckles
  • 1960 - Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado
  • 1976 - Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia
  • 1976 - Singer and actor Frank Sinatra (60) marries 4th wife Barbara Marx (45)
  • 1980 - Actor Michael Biehn (23) weds actress Carlene Olson (25)
  • 2003 - "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (22) weds her manager A.J. Discala at Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York
  • 2009 - "Step Up" actor Channing Tatum (32) weds actress Jenna Dewan (31) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California
  • 2009 - "Rushmore" actor Jason Schwartzman (30) weds fashion designer Brady Cunningham in San Fernando Valley
  • 2009 - WWE star John Cena (32) weds Liz Huberdeau in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2009 - Actor and film director Robert Redford (71) weds artist Sibylle Szaggars (51) at the luxurious Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany
  • 2010 - Former "Las Vegas" actress Vanessa Marcil (42) weds "CSI: NY" actor Corey Feldman (39) in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • 1806 - James Smith, Irish/US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • 1926 - Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57
  • 1937 - George Gershwin, American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38
  • 1957 - Aga Khan III, Pakistani 48th Shia Iman, dies at 79
  • 1973 - Robert Ryan, US actor (Dirty Dozens, Longest Day), dies at 63
  • 1974 - Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • 1989 - Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82
  • 2014 - Tommy Ramone [Erdélyi Tamás], Hungarian-American punk rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65

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