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Prime number day!

1533

Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII.

1804

Former vice president Aaron Burr fatally wounded former secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Hamilton died the following afternoon.

1864

Confederate general Jubal A. Early and his troops attacked Washington, DC. They retreated the next day, ending the Confederate threat to occupy the capital.

1914

Babe Ruth made his major league baseball debut as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.

1977

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work to advance civil rights.

1989

Actor Laurence Olivier died.

1995

The United States and Vietnam established full diplomatic relations.


Read more: This Day in History: July 11 — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/dayinhistory#ixzz1RnHLbBHT



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