July 11th History Recap – George Gershwin, Lil’ Kim, Mumbai Attacks

July 11, 2010
By Vannini

Notable Events

472 – After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in the Old St. Peter’s Basilica and put to death.

1776 – Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.

1789 – Jacques Necker is dismissed as France’s Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.

1804 – Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

1859 – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is published.

1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington

1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major league baseball.

1921 – Former U.S. President William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.

1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term

1955 – The phrase In God We Trust is added to all U.S. currency.

1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.

1962 – First transatlantic satellite television transmission.

1977 – Martin Luther King Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1987 – According to the United Nations, the world population crosses the 5,000,000,000 (5 billion) mark.

2006 – 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

Notable Births

1274 – Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland (d. 1329)

1767 – John Quincy Adams, President of the United States (d. 1848)

1899 – E. B. White, American writer (d. 1985)

1934 – Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer

1950 – Bonnie Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)

1953 – Leon Spinks, American former boxer

1959 – Richie Sambora, American musician (Bon Jovi)

1959 – Suzanne Vega, American singer

1975 – Lil’ Kim, American rapper

Notable Deaths

1679 – William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619)

1937 – George Gershwin, American composer (b. 1898)

1994 – Savannah, American porn star (b. 1970)

2006 – John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)

2008 – Michael DeBakey, American surgeon and inventor (b. 1908)

Holidays and observances

Bonfire Night, precursor to The Twelfth (Northern Ireland)

The first day of Naadam (Mongolia)

World Population Day

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4 Responses to “ July 11th History Recap – George Gershwin, Lil’ Kim, Mumbai Attacks ”

  1. Sabina Orofino on July 19, 2010 at 16:02

    It was the experience of mystery — even if mixed with fear — that engendered religion. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  2. crozat on July 20, 2010 at 20:21

    Awesome post peter, it’s been a long-time since I’ve been on here. I see that nobody has lost their passion. Good to be back.

  3. LANNY Hoving on July 20, 2010 at 20:54

    Great post, duly dug

  4. Sherman Oaks on July 21, 2010 at 23:12

    She got messed up in the vehicle accident a couple of years ago, then came the stroke

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