Today in History
Listings for Thursday, July 11, 2019.
- 1754 Thomas Bowdler, famous prude, bowdlerized Shakespeare.
- 1767 John Quincy Adams, 6th President (1825-1829)
- 1890 G. Albanese --1948
- 1899 E.B. White, writer (Charlotte's Web, The Elements of Style).
- 1899 Yasonari Kawabata, Japanese novelist (Thousand Cranes)
- 1920 Yul Brynner, actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments).
- 1931 Tab Hunter
- 1934 Giorgio Armani
- 1953 Leon Spinks
- 1958 Mark Lester
- 1959 Suzzane Vega, singer, poet, minimalist
- 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.