Today in History: Monday, July  11, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On July 11, 2006, eight bombs hit the commuter rail network during evening rush hour in Mumbai, India, killing more than 200 people.
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On this date in:
1533 England’s King Henry VIII was excommunicated.
1767 John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Mass.
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1798 The U.S. Marine Corps was created by an act of Congress.
1804 Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel near Weehawken, N.J.
1859 Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time.
1914 Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth made his major league debut as a pitcher for the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.
1952 The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.
1955 The Air Force Academy was dedicated at Lowry Air Base in Colorado.
1960 “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, was published.
1977 The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony.
1979 The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
1995 The United States normalized relations with Vietnam.
2007 Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson died in Austin, Texas, at age 94.
Today’s Birthdays:
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki turns 26 years old today.
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Name Profession Age
Tab Hunter Actor 85
Jay Johnson Ventriliquist, actor (“Soap”) 67
Leon Spinks Boxer 63
Richie Sambora Rock musician (Bon Jovi) 57
Suzanne Vega Singer 57
Lisa Rinna Actress, TV host 53
Greg Grunberg Actor (“Heroes”) 50
Jeff Corwin Wildlife expert 49
Justin Chambers Actor (“Grey’s Anatomy”) 46
Lil’ Kim Rapper 41
Ben Gibbard Rock singer, musician (Death Cab for Cutie) 40
Actress Sela Ward (“Once and Again,” “Sisters”) turns 60 years old today.
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