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July 11th In Pop Culture History

1796 - The United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.

1798 - The United States Marine Corps was re-established (they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War).

1889 - Tijuana, Mexico, was founded.

1893 - The first cultured pearl was created under the direction of Kokichi Mikimoto, in Japan.

1914 - Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball with the Boston Red Sox.

1921 - Former President of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court - the only person ever to hold both offices.

1922 - The Daisy Dell reopened as The Hollywood Bowl.

1960 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was published in the United States.

1960 - #1 Hit July 11, 1960 - July 17, 1960: Hollywood Argyles - Alley-Oop

1970 - #1 Hit July 11, 1970 - July 24, 1970: Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not to Come)

1972 - The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky began.

1973 - Varig Flight 820 crashed near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA (The Federal Aviation Authority) banned smoking on flights.

1975 - Chinese archeologists announced the uncovering of a 3-acre burial mound concealing 6000 clay statues of warriors. The "Terracotta Army" and their regalia dating from 221 to 206 BC, near the ancient capital of Xian.

1977 - Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1979 - America's first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.

1987 - #1 Hit July 11, 1987 - July 31, 1987: Heart - Alone

1991 - The 'eclipse of the century ' solar eclipse cast a shadow stretching 9,000 miles from Hawaii to South America, lasting nearly seven minutes in some areas.

June 11, 2001 - Game Boy Advance released, Video Game Console

July 11, 2008 - The Apple iPhone 3G was released.

2009 - #1 Hit July 11, 2009 - October 16, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

2011 - Neptune, the eighth planet from the sun, completed its first full rotation of the sun since its discovery in 1846.

2012 - Astronomers announced the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.

July 11th Celebrity Birthdays


Justin Chambers (1970)
Lil' Kim (1975)
Sela Ward (1956)
Giorgio Armani (1934)
Andrew Bird (1973)
Hana Pestle (1989)
Richie Sambora (1959)
Lisa Rinna (1963)
David Henrie (1989)
Jeff Corwin (1967)
E.B. White (1899)
Yul Brynner (1915)
John Quincy Adams (1767)
Paul Weiland (1953)
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