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July 11

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1991  A total solar eclipse causes up to six minutes of darkness in an area ranging from Hawaii to Mexico to Colombia and Brazil.
 
1991A Nigerian Airlines jetliner crashes in Saudi Arabia, killing all 261 passengers and crew.
 
1989Actor Sir Laurence Olivier dies in England at age 82.
 
1985Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan becomes the first player in major league baseball history to strike out 4,000 opponents during his career.
 
1979The US space station Skylab falls out of orbit, making a dazzling display as it burns up in the Earth's atmosphere.
 
1978Former world heavyweight boxing champ Gene Tunney dies in Greenwich, Connecticut, at age 80.
 
1955The US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is dedicated.
 
1934The first commissioners to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are appointed,
 
1804Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr stage a duel; Hamilton dies as a result.
 
1798President John Adams establishes the US Marine Corps Band.
 

Born today:

1975  Lil' Kim - rapper

1966  Debbie Dunning - actress (Home Improvement)

1959  Suzanne Vega - singer

1959  Richie Sambora - guitarist (Bon Jovi), married to actress Heather Locklear

1957  Peter Murphy - singer (Bauhaus)

1956  Sela Ward - actress

1953  Leon Spinks - world heavyweight boxing champ (1981,83)

1951  Bonnie Pointer - singer (Pointer Sisters)

1947  Jeff Hanna - guitarist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

1946  Beverly Todd - actress

1934  Giorgio Armani - fashion designer

1931  Tab Hunter - singer, actor

1924  Gene Evans - actor

1915  Yul Brynner - actor (Oscar® winner, 1956)

1899  E.B. White - children's author

John Quincy Adams


1767  John Quincy Adams - 6th US president
 (photo credit: National Archives)

 

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