July 11th-This Day In History


July 11 is the 192nd day of the year There are 173 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

+ 1796 – The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.

+ 1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

+ 1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

+ 1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.

+ 1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.

+ 1921 – Former President of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices.

+ 1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.

+ 1977 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

( Births )

+ 1767 – John Quincy Adams, American lawyer and politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)

+ 1950 – Bonnie Pointer, American singer

+ 1953 – Leon Spinks, American boxer

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