Today in History

Listings for Thursday, July 11, 2019.


  • National Holiday of the People's Republic of Outer Mongolia. (Celebrated mainly in Ulan Bator, yurt capital of Asia)
  • 1798 US Marine Corps is created by an act of Congress
  • 1804 Burr and Hamilton duel. Burr won.
  • 1864 Confederate forces, led by Gen J Early, invade Washington DC
  • 1955 USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colorado
  • 1962 Cosmonaut Micolaev set longevity space flight record-4 days
  • 1962 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I).
  • 1977 Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Martin Luther King
  • 1979 US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates.
  • 1986 Mary Beth Whitehead christens her surrogate "Baby M", Sara.

That's all for today.

Today In History