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JULY 9

Tom Jodice was born.

Joe Lupo was born.

 1997 - Boxer Mike Tyson was temporarily banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear.

2002 - Baseball's All-Star Game ended in a tie after 11 innings. Both sides had run out of pitchers.

 

JULY 10

1973 - The Bahamas became independent from Great Britain.

1985 - The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was bringing back the original Coke and calling it Coca-Cola Classic.

 

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

Brendan Lawler was born.

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

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.

Emma Dalton 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.

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