Tuesday, July 11, 2017
History for July 11 - On-This-Day.com
John Quincy Adams 1767 - Sixth President of the United States, John Wanamaker 1838, E.B. White 1899
Yul Brynner 1915, Tab Hunter 1931 - Actor, Giorgio Armani 1934
1533 - Henry VIII, who divorced his wife and became head of the church of England, was excommunicated from the Catholic Church by Pope Clement VII.
1786 - Morocco agreed to stop attacking American ships in the Mediterranean for a payment of $10,000.
1798 - The U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established by "An Act for Establishing a Marine Corps" passed by the U.S. Congress. The act also created the U.S. Marine Band. The Marines were first commissioned by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.
1804 - The United States' first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel.
1914 - Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.
1972 - U.S. forces broke the 95-day siege at An Loc in Vietnam.
1979 - The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
1999 - A U.S. Air Force jet flew over the Antarctic and dropped off emergency medical supplies for Dr. Jerri Nelson after she had discovered a lump in her breast. Nelso was at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Center.