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On July eleventh, 1804, Vice
President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former
Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel near
Weehawken, New Jersey.
On this date:
In 1533, Pope Clement the Seventh
excommunicated England's King Henry the Eighth.
In 1767, John
Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United
States, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts.
In 1798, the US
Marine Corps was formally re-established by a
congressional act that also created the US Marine
Confederate forces led by General Jubal Early
began an abortive invasion of Washington DC,
turning back the next day.
In 1934, President
Roosevelt became the first chief executive to
travel through the Panama Canal.
In 1955, the US
Air Force Academy was dedicated at Lowry Air Base
In 1977, the Medal
of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the
Reverend Martin Luther King Junior.
In 1979, the
abandoned US space station "Skylab"
made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in
the atmosphere and showering debris over the
Indian Ocean and Australia.
In 1980, American
hostage Richard I. Queen, freed by Iran after
eight months of captivity because of poor health,
left Tehran for Switzerland.
In 1989, actor
Laurence Olivier died at age 82.
Ten years ago:
Leaders of the so-called "Group of
Seven" nations concluded their summit in
Houston by encouraging Soviet President Mikhail
S. Gorbachev to enact reforms in return for
Five years ago:
The UN-designated "safe haven" of
Srebrenica fell to Bosnian Serb forces. The
United States normalized relations with Vietnam.
One year ago: A US
Air Force cargo jet, braving Antarctic winter,
swept down over the Amundsen-Scott South Pole
Research Center to drop off emergency medical
supplies for Dr. Jerri Nielsen, a physician at
the center who had discovered a lump in her
shouts Every man down to the level of the
average. True democracy cries All men up to the
height of their fullest capacity for service and
Nicholas Murray Butler, American educator