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JULY 11

Cathie O’Hanlon was born.

 

1804 - Former Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounded former secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Hamilton died the following afternoon.

1914 - Babe Ruth made his Major League Baseball  debut as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.

 

JULY 12

John Burke was born.

 

1960 - The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.

1984 - Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale became the first major-party candidate to choose a woman as a running mate when he announced his choice of Geraldine Ferraro.

 

JULY 13

Ann Marie Kirby-Payne was born.

Barbara Fitzgerald Knight was born.

 

1930 - The first World Cup soccer competition began in Montevideo, Uruguay.

1977 - A 25-hour blackout hit New York City, engendering widespread rioting and looting.

 

JULY 14

Emma Dalton was born.

 

1881 - Billy the Kid was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico.

 

JULY 15

Laura Boyle Rochelle was born.

Giovanna Maselli was born.

Christine Dolan was born.

Allie Dunn was born.

John McGovern was born.

 

1869 - Margarine was patented in France by Hippolyte Mege Mouries.

 

1940 - The world's tallest man (8 feet, 11.1 inches), Robert Wadlow, died.

 

JULY 16

1951 - J. D. Salinger's novel, “Catcher in the Rye,” was published.

1969 - Apollo 11 took off on the first manned flight to the moon.

 

JULY 17

Sean Tubridy was born.

Dorothy Wayne was born.

 

1938 - "Wrong Way Corrigan" took off from New York, purportedly aiming for California and instead landed in Ireland.

 

1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, Calif.

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